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  • 6.5.2015 ABI Ireland publish briefing paper on Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Legislation
    for individuals living with acquired brain injury and their families This concise informative document addresses the main aspects of the proposed legislation and the new structures that will be introduced through its provisions While the briefing specifically addresses acquired brain injury it is also relevant for other neurological conditions where individuals may need support around making decisions NAI welcomes this paper as a much needed guide for neurological organisations and

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  • 21.4.2015 NAI statement on funding to local neurological charities in advance of Carlow Kilkenny bi-election
    000 Irish people with neurological conditions such as stroke dementia and multiple sclerosis were facing closure or the loss of vital frontline services due to the decision by the Minister for the Environment not to renew existing funding to ALL the neurological charities which were in receipt of funding under the SSNO scheme to support national voluntary organisations As the Government prepares to hold a bi election in Carlow Kilkenny people with neurological conditions in these counties face the loss of vital supports and services as these charities face severe cuts and in some cases the complete closure of operations Carlow Kilkenny is a region that is already poorly resourced with two neurologists serving the entire South East region with no dedicated multidisciplinary team in place People with neurological conditions in the Carlow Kilkenny have long campaigned for better services and with the potential loss of funding to local neurological charities this June they feel their needs are being further ignored by Government Minister Alan Kelly announced a temporary extension of funding to June 2015 The organisations involved have since been subjected to two separate reviews one carried out by Pobal and another joint review by his own Department and the Department of Health and both have failed to announce any decision to date The Minister has refused to meet with umbrella groups including the Neurological Alliance of Ireland to discuss the issue Magdalen Rogers from the Neurological Alliance of Ireland NAI notes it is hard to escape the conclusion that there is no value placed on these services and the people with neurological conditions and their families who are dependent on them The Neurological Alliance of Ireland are calling for immediate action to extend funding to these organisations given the delay in achieving any progress on this issue since

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  • 13.4.2015 NAI submission to neurology model of care
    for neurology services in Ireland is now available to download below The submission reflects the significant involvement that NAI has had to date as a member of the programme team of the neurology clinical programme which drafted the model of

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  • 1.4.2015: NAI signs a press release calling for legislation on Assisted Decision Making to be Progressed
    which calls for the long awaited legislation on Assisted Decision Making to be moved forward to Committee Stage in the Dail There have been long delays in achieving progress in passing this legislation which is of critical importance in addressing our outdated and discriminatory laws in this area The legislation is of critical importance for people with neurological conditions and their families providing supports and protections around decision making and

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  • 25.3.2015 Neurology Model of Care open for Consultation and Feedback
    consultation and feedback with a deadline of 10th April for responses The model of care represents the blueprint for the development of neurology services in Ireland This is an important opportunity for all stakeholders to communicate their views The document is available to download here The NAI will be making a detailed submission to this consultation As the NAI is a member of the programme team and has been closely

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  • 24.3.2015: Read our round up of events and news from Brain Awareness Week
    events and news from Brain Awareness Week Well done to everyone involved in National Brain Awareness Week which saw over forty events organised nationwide Download our round up e zine

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  • 24.3.2015 NAI highlights its strong support for the EU Brain Mind and Pain Programme
    chaired by Irish MEP Marian Harkin The programme has produced a comprehensive Book of Evidence which outlines the impact of neurological conditions and chronic pain in Europe The document echoes many of the findings of the NAI survey Living with a Neurological Condition in Ireland 2014 in terms of the impact on employment financial and emotional wellbeing of living with a neurological condition The document calls on European policy makers

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  • 11.3.2015 Download presentations from our Conference
    our Conference Presentations from the NAI Irish Brain Council joint conference Brain Research in Ireland Developing the Potential Presentations from the following presenters can be downloaded HERE Presentation from Professor

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