Groundbreaking neurological care and treatment pathway
Patients within the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System who suffer from neurological conditions, including:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Headache and Migraine conditions
are set to benefit from improved care and treatment following a complete redesign of the area’s neurological clinical services.
The move is believed to be one of the first integrated community based models of neurological care in the country.
This means many patients, who previously over many years had to travel to London for their specialist treatment, will now receive care closer to home, avoiding long costly journeys, that can be time-consuming and exhausting.
This is one of the exciting new initiatives implemented following the creation of the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS).
The new service will provide a better patient experience; reduce patient admissions to hospital; reduce the time patients stay in hospital; and also make sure that consultant appointments are efficiently utilised.
Consultant Neurologist Dr Matt Craner has provided the leadership and drive that has brought the service to a point where it is now ready to begin the new service.
He said: “We’ve been on an exciting journey to get to this point, and I’m grateful to my colleagues in the multidisciplinary team and wider Frimley ICS partners for their hard work and effort in making this happen.
“This represents a tangible improvement in the service we provide to neurological patients across our whole community.”
At all times, patients will remain under the care of their nominated consultant. This enables the provision of a seamless service that binds together the area’s existing professionals, creating a team that for the first time works across geographical and organisational borders.