Health Minister highlights national neuromuscular plan in House of Lords debate

Health Minister, Earl Howe, yesterday highlighted the work that has been undertaken as part of the national neuromuscular work plan in a debate on the Health and Social Care Bill in the House of Lords. Responding to contributions by Lord Walton of Detchant, Earl Howe acknowledged that investment in Care Advisor posts can reduce emergency … Continue reading

Fall in emergency hospital admissions highlights benefits of increased investment in specialist services

Prime Minister David Cameron claimed yesterday that 2011 has seen a fall of 0.5% in emergency hospital admissions.  This is the first time in the last decade that emergency hospital admissions have decreased.  According to the Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, this fall is partly explained by early implementations of the controversial NHS reforms. The Muscular … Continue reading

Improving care through clinical networks

Yesterday, Nic and I met with Teresa Moss from the National Specialised Commissioning Team to talk about the next steps for planning and delivering services for people with a neuromuscular condition in the new NHS structure. One of the key areas of our discussion was the possibility of establishing more clinical networks for neuromuscular conditions. … Continue reading