Primary Care Neurology Society News

P-CNS conference


P-CNS conference

The P-CNS conference programme and booking form is now available from the following link:


The focus for this year_s programme is around clinical challenges in primary care and has been very much shaped by members_ interests and requests. We look forward to seeing you in Birmingham on Thusday 17th of May.

MS Frontiers Conference

The MS Society is running its flagship research event, MS Frontiers on the 14-15th of June at the Novotel

London Euston. The conference provides a collaboration between the MS Societies of the UK, US Australia

and Canada, bringing together experts from across the world to speak on MS Research.

For further information please visit 


Stroke Association to run second UK Stroke Forum Conference

The second UK Stroke Forum conference is taking place at The Harrogate International Centre, 4 - 6 December 2007.


Brain Injury Conference

Snake and Ladders: The Challenges of Commissioning for Brain Injury Services, Wed 25th April 2007

at THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE.  Further information is available from


New Postgraduate Certificate of Headache in Primary Care Launched.

The Lancashire School of Health and Postgraduate Medicine has launched the Management of Headache in Primary Care

Postgraduate Certificate Course. The PG Certificate programme and associated courses aim to address the evidence-based,

interdisciplinary diagnosis and management of headache in primary care settings, based upon a patient journey approach.

They incorporate the recent guidelines for management of migraine in primary care, together with other international principles of care.

The modules are relevant to all health professionals involved in this field, but are designed with particular reference to primary care.

Further information is available from


MS Network News

The most recent edition of MS Network is out now at:

Stories featured in this issue: 

MS Information Dividend in Europe _ new EU-funded project for exchanging information and good practice

The Mental Capacity Act _ an opinion given by Dr Rachel Burman, consultant in palliative care at King_s College Hospital, London

Funding blow for Scottish prescribing _ SMC_s decision not to recommend Tysabri casts doubt over forthcoming NICE report  

Social care report _ highlights the importance of information for everyone

In the interests of the community _ Warwickshire community-based team helps to improve access to services for people affected by MS

MS nurse situation _ encouraging news update

Info pilots launch _ second round of  Information prescription pilots launched in February  

Given the choice  _ long-term residential care can be a practical, positive choice

Network profile _ Judith MacSween is a specialist speech and language therapist in the Young Disabled Unit within Liberton Hospital, Edinburgh 

A powerful partnership _ MRC and MS Society join forces to find and fund more MS research in UK

Third Sector Involvement within Health and Social Care

The Department of Health published yesterday a new document on the role of third sector organisations as providers within health and adult social care.

Case study examples demonstrate how effective commissioning by statutory and NHS organisations working jointly with third sector organisations can lead to a more innovative and dynamic health and social care service, better designed to meet users' needs. To download a copy, click on link below.

+ Making Partnerships Work: Examples of Good Practice:

Brain and Spine Foundation _ Information Access Toolkit

The Information Access Toolkit produced by the Brain and Spine Foundation, in association with the Neurological Alliance and LMCA, is now available to view on the Brain and Spine Foundation Website. 

You can view the toolkit by going to

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