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Objectives

It is the P-CNS’s mission to stimulate greater interest and awareness of neurology across primary care, initially in the UK, but in the longer term, through out Europe. It plans to do this by:

  • Develop an organisation that encourages the sharing of best practice among professionals with an interest in primary care neurology
  • Supporting primary care professionals (PCPs) as they seek to maximize the quality of life and wellbeing of their patients with neurological conditions
  • Working with its supporters to encourage them to create and provide access to practical and engaging education and training resources to improve primary care neurology services
  • Fostering ways to improve the recognition of neurological symptoms in primary care and where necessary ensuring appropriate referral to specialist services
  • Identifying ways of strengthening the relationship between primary and secondary care professionals working in neurology
  • Extending its network through linking with other organisations such as the Association of British Neurologists and Specialist Nurse and Practitioner/Therapists Associations and connecting appropriate individuals, organisations and sponsors together to develop learning networks and enable the efficient dissemination of information and education to PCPs
  • Enabling coherent and whole systems approaches to dealing with neurological conditions and the multiple morbidities that are often present

The main aims and objectives of the P-CNS are to:

  • Strengthen its position as a Society established by Primary Care professionals working in primary care settings to develop capacity in primary care
  • Encourage networking among professionals with an interest in primary care neurology
  • Identify ways to improve recognition of neurological symptoms in primary care and where necessary ensuring appropriate referral to specialist services
  • Provide access to high quality information and education support to professionals with an interest in primary care neurology
  • Promote and encourage research in primary care neurology
  • Stimulate meaningful partnerships with Primary Care Trusts
  • Build ethical and explicit partnerships with the healthcare industry

The Society plans to develop a structure so that major prevalent neurological conditions are represented by the P-CNS at a subcommittee level. This approach has been proposed to ensure that the organisation truly represents the major neurological conditions encountered by primary care professionals but at the same time it is an organisation that is not overly bureaucratic.

The initial focus for the society has been to focus on:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Head injury and rehabilitation
  • Migraine/Headache
  • Pain
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Psychological Co-morbidities
  • Stroke

The Society is also keen to help raise awareness of less common neurological disorders such as Motoneurone Disease and Progress Supranuclear Palsy.