In the lead up to National Brain Awareness Week March 11th to 17th, we’re delighted to be involved in a collaborative project on brain health together with our members in Epilepsy Ireland.
The February edition of the NAI newsletter is jam packed with information about Brain Awareness Week (March 11th to 17th), the upcoming launch on March 12th of the new Patients Deserve Better campaign, the HSE National Service Plan, member news and so much more.
The European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) has launched its Election Manifesto ahead of EU elections later this year. The manifesto presents a comprehensive road-map toward prioritising optimal quality of life for people with neurological conditions and their carers.
We are delighted to welcome our newest NAI members, The Dublin Neurological Institute (The DNI). he DNI is aCentre of Excellence for the care of patients with neurological diseases including Parkinson’s disease, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), Stroke, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Headache, Neuropathy, Myopathy and Muscular dystrophy.
The 2024 HSE national service plan, published yesterday, outlines a commitment to develop community neurorehabilitation teams in five CHO areas in 2024.
The NAI Brain Awareness toolkit is now available to download. It is packed full of promotional materials, resources and information for you to download and use for all your social media pages and websites in the lead up to and during Brain Awareness Week (March 11th to 17th).
NAI welcomes the commitment in the Action Plan for Disability Services 2024-2026, published in December 2023, to have a community neurorehabilitation team in each of the 6 new Regional Health Areas and to increase the size of the team to 18 WTE (whole time equivalent) staff members.
The NAI Board appointed Alison Cotter as Vice Chair at their first Board meeting of the year on January 25th. Alison is Alison Cotter, a graduate of Law and Business at the University of Galway, has been with MS Ireland as their Advocacy and Research Officer since May of 2022.
Brain Awareness Week takes place this year from March 11th to 17th and is currently supported by 35 patient organisations and research groups. It is an annual awareness initiative which aims to promote greater awareness of the brain and brain conditions, as well as the need for more investment in services, research and prevention.
The Neurological Alliance of Ireland are excited to be working with our Project Partners the Disability Federation of Ireland and the HSE in Phase II of the Joint Neuromapping Project.