Aims and objectives of service
The Community Neurology Service aims to provide specialist workers to support people with a long term neurological condition and their carers to manage their condition and to live as independently as possible. It aims to increase the number of people with a long term neurological condition able to live independently or with support.
The main focus of the service will be patients with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease and epilepsy. This is based on the numbers of patients with these conditions whose needs are currently unmet. However this service will cover all patients with neurological conditions who have a need for rehabilitation.
All patients are seen in a variety of settings including clinics, in their own home and in day care and residential care settings.
The service is provided by a specialist, multi-professional team including: Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Specialist Mental Health Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Dieticians, Support Workers (Assistant Practitioners, Rehabilitation Support Workers) and Specialist Nurses for Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, epilepsy and Huntington’s.
Days/Hours of operation
The service operates from Monday to Friday from 8.30am- 4.00pm.
The service provides open access for referrals and there is a flexible and reciprocal agreement between rehabilitation services, intermediate care and community nursing teams, to determine who best meets the need of the patient.
The service is available to patients who need the specialist skills of a specialist nurse and/or a rehabilitation team at home and are registered with a Nottingham City GP or resident in Nottingham City. The patient must also have a confirmed diagnosis of a neurological condition.