The overall aims of the programme are;
- To improve the quality of care delivered by the clinical programme
- To improve access to services
- To improve value for both people with neurological conditions and the health service.
The National Clinical Programme has drafted its model of care. It has been developed with input from a number of major stakeholders including neurologists, health & social care professions, nurses and patient support organisations.
As the ultimate users of neurology services, the opinions and experiences of people with Parkinson’s are considered essential when designing services; the neurology programme would welcome the feedback of people with Parkinson’s and their families/carers.
The Model of Care for Neurology is contained on pgs. 1 – 120 followed by a series of appendices, including pathways on individual neurological conditions. Note: Parkinson’s disease is one of the neurological conditions represented in this Model of Care document and the relevant pathway can be found on pgs. 171 – 193.
Move4Parkinson’s had an opportunity in January to comment on the draft Pathway on Parkinson’s Disease and we have done so. We will use the consultation period up to 10th April, in order to refine and develop our feedback into the final document on behalf of People with Parkinson’s.
We also strongly recommend that People with Parkinson’s and their families take this opportunity to feed into this important document from an individual perspective. Please see the link to the document on the website here: http://www.hse.ie/eng/about/Who/clinical/natclinprog/neurology/consultationdocuments/