According to new research, 82% of the 10 million people with neurological conditions in the UK do not have as much information as they want about their condition.
Furthermore, four in 10 – 41% _ are not treated with respect by healthcare rofessionals and less than half (44%) believe they are receiving adequate care.
The Neurological Alliance, the Association for the British Pharmaceutical Industry and Ask about Medicines have joined forces to launch the ‘Taking Control' campaign.
The campaign calls for people with a neuroogical condition to expect, as a minimum:
- To be treated by heathcare professionals who attach priority to giving information to patients.
- To leave the appointment at which they receive their diagnosis with an ‘information prescription' including contact details of a relevant patient organisation.
- To have a single, well informed and accessible point of contact for on-going information about their condition and treatment.
For more information on ‘Taking Control", contact Charlotte James, tel: 07771 568 915.
Short ‘Taking Control' video (on YouTube)