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Neurological services need urgent attention, say MPs

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1207 (Published 29 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1207
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. London

People with neurological conditions in England are being neglected and there are too many examples of poor care across the country, MPs on the parliamentary public accounts committee have said.

The committee published a report on 26 February about the progress that had been made since its predecessor committee reported on the issue in 2012.1 The committee made recommendations to improve care for people with conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, and epilepsy.

There are around 4.7 million people with neurological conditions in England, and MPs on the current committee said that while …

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