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Service framework threatened by shortage of neurologists

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7492.615-a (Published 17 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:615
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

The shortage of neurologists and the absence of dedicated funding threaten to undermine the UK government's national service framework on long term conditions, experts have warned. The mandatory framework, published last week, sets out 11 quality standards for developing integrated services in England, to provide care for patients from diagnosis to death and support for family and carers.


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A boy has his brain monitored with electroencephalography. The framework …

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