Neurology

This hub is for commissioners, providers and stakeholders to better understand health intelligence to improve services and achieve the best outcomes for local communities

The Neurology Intelligence Network (NIN) identifies, collates and interprets nationally available indicators on all adult neurological conditions. Neurological conditions arise from damage, disease, or injury to the body’s nervous system (the brain, spinal cord, cranial and peripheral nerves).

Initial work has included the development of neurology profiles around an epilepsy care pathway and emergency hospital admissions for eleven further conditions. The conditions are headaches and migraine, motor neurone disease and spinal muscular atrophy, multiple sclerosis and inflammatory disorders, peripheral nerve disorders, Parkinson's disease, movement disorders (including Huntington's disease, dystonia and tremors), tumours of the nervous system, neuromuscular disease, and central nervous system infections.

Department of Health, Dementia researchers and the UCL Dementia Research centre and Queen Square Brain Bank

Image by Department of Health. Used with permission.

Children and young people’s neurological conditions are included in the Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network. Stroke is within the National Cardiovascular Intelligence Network. Information on brain tumour is included within the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN). There is also an End of Life Intelligence Network.

Resources

Neurology data catalogue

List of resources and datasets related to neurological conditions

Neurology profiles

Profiles with data about emergency hospital admissions for twelve common neurological conditions and a detailed analysis of an epilepsy care pathway

Defining adult neurological conditions

Disease classification codes used when processing data sets for neurological diseases and conditions in England

The neurological alliance

A collective of organisations working together to raise awareness and understanding of neurological conditions in England.

Compendium of neurology data England 2012 -13

This report has been commissioned by NHS England to develop an understanding of the neurology data available already within the health care system, in order to promote service improvement and to meet a commitment made by David Nicholson to the Public Accounts Committee in 2011.

Epilepsy commissioning toolkit

This toolkit helps commissioners to improve epilepsy services. It can help with reducing emergency attendance and admissions, improving quality and reducing costs. The resource informs all stages of decision-making for a clinical commissioning group (CCG) population of people living with epilepsy.

Forward look

The neurology profiles will include other conditions where reliable data is available such as ataxia, developmental disorders, sleep disorders, spondylotic myelopathy and radiculopathy, traumatic brain and spine injury, rare and uncategorised neurological diseases.

We are involving commissioners, strategic clinics networks, providers, charity groups and other stakeholders in discussions about the future work plan.

Webpage Last Updated: Tuesday, 23rd February 2016