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Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Complex Neurological Conditions

Living With a Neurological Condition

A neurological condition results from disease, injury or damage to the body’s nervous system. There is a wide variety of neurological conditions and people have very different experiences.

Neurological conditions can cause a range of problems for the individual that may include physical or movement problems, altered sensation, communication, problems with memory or behaviour. People with long term neurological conditions also face complex challenges in trying to live as they would wish. Providing appropriate information, practical advice and support, together with co-ordinating health and care resources, helps to reduce these difficulties, promote health and improve quality of life.


Our criteria for referral is:

• A confirmed neurological condition

• GP practice is in Worcestershire

• Patient requires specialist intervention and is over 18 years of age.

The role of the Clinical Specialist:

Clinical Nurse Specialists can make a positive difference with their knowledge of symptom relief, assisting in making choices, identifying other supporting services and linking in with a Multi-Disciplinary Team. This can restore confidence and control back into the lives of patients and their families/carers. They support families who need to access practical help and guidance.The Lead Nurse also acts as a link between Regional Specialist Units, Consultants and Primary Care.

What we offer:

A specialist service with people in the community setting, which strives to maximize functional independence by promoting self management, with the overall aim to enhance the individuals’ quality of life.

• The service adopts a ‘person centred’ approach, co-ordinates care and works collaboratively with other agencies as required

• Advisory service to other clinicians.

Who we are and what we do

• Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine

• Consultant Neuro Psychologist

• Lead Nurse and Specialist Nurse in Complex Physical Disabilities

• Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Nurses

• Parkinson’s Disease Specialist Nurses

• Acquired Brain Injury Team

• Chronic Fatigue Service

• Specialist Speech and Language Therapists

• Specialist Physiotherapists

• Specialist Occupational Therapists

• Rehabilitation Assistants

• Team Secretaries.


Local support

There are a number of groups in the county, run by health professionals or volunteers, who provide therapy, advice and local support.

These include:

• Physiotherapy groups

• Specialist courses and Education

• Self help and alternative therapy

• Carer’s Group

• MND Association

• Headway

Contact Us:

Lead Nurse and Specialist Nurses
Evesham Community Hospital
Worcs WR11 1JT
Tel: 01386 502386 / 01386 502357 / 01386 502546

Normal Office Hours

Monday to Friday: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm (Answer phone available when staff are out of the office).

If you require immediate assistance or help, please contact your own GP practice.

GP & Dental Out of Hours: 0300 123 3211

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