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  • 19.12.2014 HSE Social Care Plan outlines plans for neurological care - New Web Site
    plans for neurological care print version send to a friend share on facebook The HSE Social Care Division operational plan for 2015 launched today outlines plans for the implementation of the Dementia Strategy and the Neurorehabilitation Strategy The document committs to the development of an implementation plan for local community health organisations in relation to the neurorehabilitation strategy by Q1 2015 Plans for implementation of the Dementia Strategy include 1 Establishment of a Dementia Straetgy Implementation Office 2 Development of an implementation plan for the National Dementia Strategy in Q 1 2015 3 Establish a cross divisional group in the HSE to co ordinate the implementation of the strategy 4 Provision of intensive home care packages to the value of 3m in the following sites CHO 9 Dublin North Dublin North City CHO 7 Dublin South West Dublin South East CHO 4 Cork City CHO 5 Waterford CHO 3 Limerick CHO 2 Galway Download the document in full below Attached Documents 19 12 2014 Social Care operational Plan 2014 socialcareopplan pdf 1 17 MB Quick Links About Us Aims What We Do Board Staff Resources NAI Documents Guidance Policy Standards Annual Reports and Newsletters Training Links Glossary Membership List of

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  • 19.12.2014 Neurological Care in Ireland 2014 - New Web Site
    The long awaited National Dementia Strategy has been published and three years on a framework for specialist neurorehabilitation services and for neurology services is finally in sight with the national clinical programme models of care for these services due to be published in early 2015 The NAI published pioneering research on Living with a Neurological Condition in March this year and in November we published joint research with the Irish Hospice Foundation on the palliative care needs of people with advancing neurological conditions both pieces of research are a first in the Irish context However we were frustrated by continuing delays in the implementation of the national neurorehabilitation strategy with only two meetings of the HSE Department of Health steering group taking place throughout the entire year A meeting in December recognised the serious delays that have taken place and committed to an active workplan in 2015 The removal of funding to tweleve neurological charities including the NAI in June this year was an incredible blow to the neurological sector in Ireland Thankfully this funding was extended for twelve months but the issue is far from resolved NAI will continue to mobilise all its efforts in 2015 to represent and

    Original URL path: http://www.nai.ie/go/news/19-12-2014-neurological-care-in-ireland-2014 (2015-10-30)
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  • 17.12.2014 Launch of National Dementia Strategy - New Web Site
    share on facebook Today saw the launch of Ireland s national dementia strategy The NAI welcomes this as a major step forward in terms of recognition and planning for dementia which can be a feature of a number of neurological conditions Many of the points outlined in the NAI submission to the National Dementia Strategy are addressed including the need for early intervention case management community based services and dementia awareness training and support for staff accross the health services The NAI submission to the National Dementia Strategy focused on dementia in the context of the NAI ten point plan for neurological care services in Ireland The NAI submission pointed to the need for consideration of how neurology and neurorehabilitation services can support the early diagnosis and management of dementia particularly in those under 65 years You can read the NAI submission to the National Dementia Strategy here The NAI congratulates all those involved in developing the report including its member organisation The Alzheimer Society of Ireland You can download the Dementia Strategy in full here Quick Links About Us Aims What We Do Board Staff Resources NAI Documents Guidance Policy Standards Annual Reports and Newsletters Training Links Glossary Membership

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  • 17.12.2014 The year in review: a message to our members and supporters - New Web Site
    liaising directly with the Department of the Environment this week for an extension to the deadline for submissions for the upcoming review of funding to health and disability organisations and seeking guidance on what is required However 2014 was also a year of achievements for the organisation In March 2014 the NAI launched the first national survey of the needs and experiences of Irish people living with a neurological condition which provided a wealth of findings to support our advocacy campaign This was also the second year of the neurological wellness days initiative with NAI member groups in Galway Kilkenny and Limerick coming together to provide an informative and supportive experience for people with neurological conditions and their families The NAI s local election campaign saw NAI contact over 500 local election candidates nationwide to highlight issues affecting people with neurological conditions The final quarter of this year has seen NAI co ordinate consultations with its members and prepare feedback on two important strategic policy initiatives the rehabilitation medicine programme model of care and the implementation plan for the national neurorehabilitation strategy In 2015 we look forward to bringing you our keynote conference and events for National Brain Awareness Week

    Original URL path: http://www.nai.ie/go/news/17-12-2014-the-year-in-review-a-message-to-our-members-and-supporters (2015-10-30)
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  • 8.12.2015 Save the Date: NAI Keynote Conference 2015 - New Web Site
    the understanding of the brain and developing new treatments and approaches to the management of neurological conditions This half day conference aims to bring together all the stakeholders to highlight the successes opportunites and challenges involved in brain research in Ireland and what needs to be addressed to ensure that all those involved in brain research including researchers neurological charities and people with neurological conditions can be supported in their

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  • 3.12.2014 Waiting lists for neurology show a steep rise - New Web Site
    to 1 695 up 746 from 949 in May 2014 The figures are representative of an overall increase accross the health service in the number of people waiting more than 12 months for an outpatient appointment NAI is very concerned about the rate of increase in recent months and the fact that we are now a long way from the Government s target that no one would be waiting more

    Original URL path: http://www.nai.ie/go/news/3-12-2014-waiting-lists-for-neurology-show-a-steep-rise (2015-10-30)
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  • 25.11.2014 NAI welcomes today's announcement on discretionary medical cards - New Web Site
    a medical card and an assessment process which takes account of the burden of illness condition and the extra costs this imposes The NAI will now be examining todays proposals and the two accompanying reports the Keane report and the Deloitte Prospectus report in detail to assess the extent to which they address the concerns and issues highlighted in the NAI submission which was informed by an online survey of health professionals and people with neurological conditions and their families Among the announcements today are An enhanced assessment process which takes into account the burden of an illness or a condition The greater exchange of information between the medical card central assessment office and the local health offices People with a serious illness who hold a discretionary card can also be reassured that they will retain their card pending implementation of the actions to improve the operation of the scheme The power of GPs to extend medical cards in difficult circumstances will be strengthened A clinical advisory group is being established by the HSE to develop guidance on assessing applications involving significant medical conditions The default position for medical cards given to people with terminal illnesses is that they will no longer be reviewed The HSE will be empowered to provide people with therapies or appliances if that s what they need even in the absence of a medical card The HSE will develop a single integrated process for people to apply for a medical card a GP visit card the Long Term Illness scheme and the Drugs Payment Scheme Access points will be established around the country in health offices to support and assist people to make applications The Department and the HSE will consider the best way to make medical aids and appliances available to persons who do

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  • 24.11.2014 NAI welcomes launch of Europe Wide Neurology Patient Survey - New Web Site
    the association with related conditions syndromes e g mental wellbeing chronic pain bladder and bowel disorders sexual dysfunction etc Assess the satisfaction rates with treatment and management The data generated will help EFNA to build a Book of Evidence which will be taken to European policy and decision makers outlining why neurological disorders must be a political priority You can download an information leaflet below which provides links to the

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