Posted - 23/08/2006 : 14:44:16
| On Behalf of the Community Rehabilitation Team Network Management Committee, I am delighted to announce that we have become supporters of the Primary Care Neurology Society (P-CNS).
The Primary Care Neurology Society in little over a year has already established itself as a significant voice for primary care neurology in the UK. In this short news release we wish to state that it is the society’s vision to see sustainable provision of consistent and high quality neurological care and education services across primary care. “We have a significant role to play in identifying ways to encourage and help support all healthcare professionals caring for individuals with neurological conditions in the primary care setting” commented Dr Andy Dowson, the Chairman of the P-CNS. He reiterated that the P-CNS’s mission is to stimulate greater interest and awareness of neurology across primary care in order to support delivery of care to people with neurological conditions. He said “we will do this by delivering a service that encourages the sharing of best practice among professionals with an interest in primary care neurology and by creating practical and engaging education and training resources”. It is also the society’s aim to:
· Support primary care professionals (PCPs) as they seek to maximize the quality of life and wellbeing of their patients with neurological conditions
· Work 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
· Foster ways to improve recognition of neurological symptoms in primary care and where necessary ensuring appropriate referral to specialist services
· Identify ways of strengthening the relationship between primary and secondary care professionals working in neurology
· Extend its network through linking with other Professional organisations such as the Community Rehabilitation Network Teams and connect appropriate individuals, organisations and sponsors together to develop learning networks and enable the efficient dissemination of information and education to PCPs
· Enable coherent and whole systems approaches to dealing with neurological conditions and the multiple morbidities that are often present.
CRT Members will be able to register with P-CNS free of charge to obtain more information specific to the society and to benefit from any new developments.
For more information log onto www.p-cns.org.uk