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.Read more about this announcement
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.Read more about this announcement
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.Watch now
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.Watch now
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:
- Encourage discussion that helps ensure equal access to the best treatment options
- Stimulate thoughts and ideas from both healthcare professionals and patients
- Help raise awareness that people cope with epilepsy in different ways
- Provide a place where you are an equal partner in stimulating ideas for epilepsy research
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NICE guideline [NG127] This guideline covers the initial assessment of symptoms& signs that might indicate a neurological condition. It helps non-specialist healthcare professionals to identify people who should be offered referral for specialist investigation.
Complex Neuro in the Community.
Managing Complex Neurological Conditions in the Community was the topic of an event we held back in 2019. To access more information about the content of the conference and to watch the talks please use the “Click Here” button.
These are information, educational tools and shared learning video guides for three common neurological conditions; headache, dizzy spells, faints and fits have been developed to support GPs in managing the majority of patients locally rather than refer them to a specialist as an outpatient.
We have an array of resources available from our website, including videos from P-CNS neurology studies days, and presentations from a workshop on Parkinson’s lead by Dr Tom Britton and another on Headaches lead by Dr Andy Dowson. To access these plus e-brain please register and pay the one off joining fee of £45
ebrain, run by the Joint Neurosciences Council, represents the largest, most comprehensive web-based training multimedia facility in clinical neurosciences to support both training and Continuous Professional Development for those working in relevant fields. Get free access by joining the P-CNS.Click Here
Website written by a neurologist with a special interest in these problems which aims to give a better understanding of these symptoms.