2016/17 JSNA Neurological Conditions

 

Neurological Conditions

It is estimated that more than 7,000 people in Milton Keynes are living with a neurological condition

10% of visits to Accident and Emergency are for a neurological problem

19% of hospital admissions are for a neurological condition requiring treatment from a neurologist or neurosurgeon

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There are approximately 10 million people in the UK with a neurological condition.  Of this 10 million:

  • An estimated 350,000 people with a neurological condition in the UK require help with their daily living activities
  • Over 1m are disabled by their neurological condition
  • 8m are affected by their neurological condition but are able to manage their lives on a daily basis

Each year in the UK:

  • 600,000 people are newly diagnosed with a neurological condition
  • 10% of visits to Accident and Emergency are for a neurological problem
  • 17% GP consultations are for neurological symptoms
  • 19% of hospital admissions are for a neurological condition requiring treatment from a neurologist or neurosurgeon
  • 200,000 children have an acquired brain injury

There are a range of over 100 different neurological conditions including Multiple Sclerosis; Motor Neurone Disease; Acquired Brain Injury (ABI); Parkinson’s disease; Epilepsy; Dementia; Cerebral Palsy; Myalgic encephalopathy/Chronic fatigue syndrome and Stroke.

It is estimated that more than 7,000 people in Milton Keynes are living with a neurological condition. This is expected to increase to more than 8,000 by 2026.

A range of services are commissioned regionally and locally for people with neurological conditions.  These include:

  • Specialist Neurological services delivered by Oxford Centre for Enablement
  • Milton Keynes Neurological Rehabilitation Service delivered by Central and North West London (CNWL) Community Services
  • Clinical Specialist services for neurological conditions – delivered by CNWL
  • Residential Acquired Brain Injury services from The Brain Injuries Rehabilitation Trust
  • Hyper acute stroke services from Luton & Dunstable Hospital
  • Acute Stroke Care – Milton Keynes Hospital
  • Early Stroke Rehabilitation Team delivered by CNWL
  • Adult Social Care services to support people at home
  • Specialist local provision at Grafton Manor; Oakleaf Care and St Andrew’s Hospital, delivered on an individual commissioned basis for people with ABI
  • Community equipment services to help support people to live independently in the community

The priorities for neurological conditions in Milton Keynes are:

  • To develop the commissioning strategy to provide a framework and action plan to improve co-ordination between local services
  • To complete the review of stroke services and commission accordingly an outcomes-based service that meets the needs of people who have had a stroke
  • To maximise opportunities for the use of assistive technology

 

Further detail about 2016/17 JSNA Neurological Condition can be accessed in 2016/17 JSNA Neurological Conditions.

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