Update from the last YHANO meeting (3 September 2018)
Priority 1 – working collaboratively to engage key regional strategic partners
- YHANO is gathering information about the services hospices across Yorkshire and the Humber provide for people with neurological conditions. It will help us to identify and hopefully spread good practices and innovative ideas. So far we have had a good response and have found many hospices offer drop in services and some referred services to people with neurological conditions.
- A meeting has been set up with Mid Yorkshire Hospital Trust to get an update on what is happening regarding the recruitment of new neurologists. A new MS specialist neurologist, Dr Yoga, has been appointed and will start in October.
- We discussed membership of YHANO and will reach out to neurological organisations who aren’t currently involved to see if they want to join. Please get in touch if you are interested.
Priority 2 – providing neurological education for health and social care practitioners
- The proposed education day run in partnership with EMANO (the East Midlands alliance) has been put on hold.
- An education event with Lincolnshire County Council is planned for 2019.
- The education session for social care and care staff in Calderdale in June went extremely well. Conditions covered included Huntington’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson’s and MS.
- Further awareness sessions are planned for October including Doncaster social care, care and care home staff; South West Yorkshire Foundation Trust mental health teams in Kirklees and Calderdale and Connect Well Hull, a new social prescribing service.
Priority 3 – YHANO as a virtual network
- The next National Neurological Alliance meeting is on Thursday 27 September from 11am – 2pm at St George’s Centre, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3DL.
Date of the next YHANO meeting
Thursday 6 December, 10am – 12.30pm, Holiday Inn Doncaster (in the cafe). All welcome.