Here’s something fun to start sharing & retweeting across #neurocommunity @NeuroAlliance @brainspine @ACNRjournal @UKABIF @hctbraincare @BrainandLifeMag @mndassoc @GCarr_Neuro @ChildhoodTT @NeuroProActive @theneuroheroes @NeuroConvention @Hokman_W @SuzanneTrask @NutriciaHCPUK

#TonbridgeTeafest: Why I have turned my #livedexperience with a #braintumour into a #community #celebration and fundraising for @brainstrust @matthewsfriends @LifeHealthFdn. Read more on @facebook @Meta Thks go to likes of @escapeartcentre @HorsepowerMC

A very poignant question from @ATwDocs @MizunDr that reveals why I so wish for a better appreciation & understand of significance of #emotions in life & work #values #outcomes @communityneuro @Commtherapy @LifeHealthFdn @rehabresearchuk @BritSocLM @christheeagle1 @rehab_alliance

Annabelle’s (@lifeatno27) allotment helped her overcome severe anxiety, panic attacks and confidence challenges, and her story is proof that gardening really can make a difference to the lives of people.

Read her story below: #NationalAllotmentWeek

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Encouraging primary care and community neurology to be more person-centred

The Primary care and Community Neurology Society (P-CNS) has created a Person-Centred Neurosciences steering committee who have shaped the Society’s new vision and mission. Our vision, which acknowledges the significance of learning through lived experiences, is to provide sustainable, consistent, and high-quality care and education services that consider and support the individual needs of the person so they can live well in the community with suspected or confirmed neurological conditions.

To meet our new steering committee members just click here, or click on the “About Us” menu and selecting steering committee. 

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Members of the new Person-Centred Neurosciences Steering Committee have contributed to a paper that has been published one of the largest online medical education platforms in the UK, OnMedica

Our paper provides a unique window into what it’s like to hear very challenging news, written with health professionals who have had to hear the news themselves! But importantly, it also highlights how upsetting and stressful it can be for many health professionals who are having to impart that challenging news, something that some people may not have appreciated before.

We hope the messages from this paper will be brought to the attention of many people to support the voice of those who feel they haven’t been heard.

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A person-centred perspective through art

This image is one of many designed by P-CNS Steering Committee member and emergency medicine consultant, Dr Jonny Acheson. 

Dr Acheson was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2016. He strives to live as well as he can every day with a focus on exercise, diet and reducing stress. He took up art as a hobby again a few years ago and uses this to educate about Parkinson’s but also to draw people’s pets and children’s wall art using the letters that spell their name. 

Medical Art

Practical look at emergency neurology

Lead by P-CNS steering committee member, Dr Jonny Acheson, living with Parkinson’s

This session provides insight from a range of hospital specialists on neurological conditions.


Dr Amit Mistri, Dr Neeta Patel, Dr David Eveson, Dr Martin Wiese


The significance of emotions in delivering person-centred care

In this presentation, given at Guidelines Live in Nov 2021, you will here how the P-CNS is learning through lived experiences to support a more person-centred care approach to the deliver of neuroscience services.

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Help with Sleep – Top tips

Some top tips from a “Sleep Question Time” session run during the height of the COVID pandemic with a panel of healthcare professionals who offered their knowledge of sleep who bring a combination of both personal and professional experience. 

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eQOL – Epilepsy Quality of Life

eQOL recognised the significance of lived experiences and has been designed for you to share information and resources to support families and individuals living through epilepsy, in the hope it will:

  1. Encourage discussion that helps ensure equal access to the best treatment options
  2. Stimulate thoughts and ideas from both healthcare professionals and patients
  3. Help raise awareness that people cope with epilepsy in different ways
  4. Provide a place where you are an equal partner in stimulating ideas for epilepsy research

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