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Sue Ryder comments on latest delay to adult social care green paper

The government has confirmed today that the Green Paper on adult social care has been further delayed and won't be published until next year.

The Neurological Alliance Patient Experience Survey 2018

Making neurological services better – one survey at a time

If you or a loved one have experience of conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, brain injury or stroke, please complete the Neurological Alliance Patient Experience Survey.

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MSPs try our virtual reality therapy in the Scottish Parliament

Following a successful pilot with residents at Sue Ryder Dee View Court, we are now rolling out the use of virtual reality as a form of mood-boosting therapy across all of our neurological care centres.

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Sue Ryder responds to State of Care report

Heidi Travis, CEO of national healthcare provider Sue Ryder comments on latest State of Care report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Bereavement support in Scotland - a report by Hospice UK and Sue Ryder

People struggling with bereavement unable to get support in Scotland

Bereaved people in Scotland are not receiving the support they need, according to new research commissioned by Sue Ryder and Hospice UK.

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Our research demonstrates economic value of proactive neurological care

Containing analysis carried out by independent experts, the report shows that proactive care early in someone’s life, such as self-management support and advice or respite care, can save in the region of 30–50% annually when compared to reactive care, i.e. when someone’s health requires urgent care.

New research finds younger generations can’t avoid bereavement – and are in need of extra support when they are grieving

New research from Co-op Funeralcare busts the myth that bereavement is ‘just an older person’s issue’, and finds that younger generations are having particular challenges dealing with grief, writes Duncan Lugton.

People with neurological conditions are having bad experiences across the health system, new data reveals

A newly released national survey has found people with neurological conditions reporting poorer experiences across large areas of their healthcare than other patients. Duncan Lugton looks at what this means for services.

Reshuffle to refocus

Elinor Jayne, Policy & Public Affairs Manager for Scotland, gives her insights on the latest cabinet reshuffle in the Scottish Parliament, and what it might mean for palliative and neurological care in Scotland.

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Simple ways to think ahead this Dying Matters Week

It's Dying Matters Awareness Week, a time that gives us – and other members of the Dying Matters coalition – an unparalleled opportunity to put the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. Duncan, our Policy and Public Affairs Manager (England), shares his approach to these oft-taboo topics.