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Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week 2010

‘Two Heads are Better than One’ Parliamentary Event

Brain Awareness Week eventMSPs, people with neurological conditions and carers and a wide range of researchers, professionals and organisations with an interest in neurological conditions attended an event held by the Neurological Alliance of Scotland. The event which was held on March 17 during Brain Awareness Week 2010 at the Scottish Parliament, was full to capacity on the night and gave the Alliance an opportunity to raise its profile as an umbrella body and have a platform to share information about the work of its member organisations in Scotland.

The Alliance was delighted that the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Nicola Sturgeon addressed the audience at the event. Nicola stressed the importance of the NHS QIS Clinical Standards for Neurological Health Services in driving up the quality of care for people with and affected by, neurological conditions in Scotland. Six MSP’s in total attended the event to hear more about the relevant issues and concerns and to meet with member organisations and people with conditions and their carers.

The Alliance DVD Resource, Talking Heads, was screened at the event. The film highlights the common issues and experiences of people affected by a range of neurological conditions. To watch the DVD please click here.

The event aimed to push neurological conditions and the issues faced by those affected higher up on the political agenda to help to build commitment of positive action and real change. It was a huge success and we had excellent feedback from those in attendance