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Letters Inadequate neurology services

A real opportunity to improve neurology services in England

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 11 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4252
  1. David E Bateman, consultant neurologist and national clinical director for adult neurology conditions, NHS England1
  1. 1City Hospitals Sunderland, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland SR4 7TP, UK
  1. david.bateman{at}

Morrish describes very well the shortcomings of adult neurology services in England.1 Despite several recent reports suggesting solutions to these problems,2 3 4 improvements have been difficult to achieve. The recent National Audit Office review commented that further work is needed to achieve better services and outcomes for people with neurological conditions.5

However, recent changes in commissioning and the …

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