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Lynda Poole- Regional Development Officer. Members Of The Neurological Alliance . Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Multiple Sclerosis Trust National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy, National ME Centre National Society for Epilepsy National Tremor Foundation Neurosupport

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    1. Lynda Poole- Regional Development Officer

    2. Members Of The Neurological Alliance • Muscular Dystrophy Campaign • Multiple Sclerosis Trust • National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy, • National ME Centre • National Society for Epilepsy • National Tremor Foundation • Neurosupport • Parkinson’s UK • Primary Care Neurology Society • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy • Association Rehab UK • Shane Project • Speakability • Stroke Association • Sue Ryder Care • Tourette Syndrome Association UK • Tranverse Myelitis Association • Trigeminal Neuralgia Association UK • Tuberous Sclerosis Association UK • Acquired Brain Injury Forum • Action for Dystonia • The Association of British Neurologists • Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry • Association for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus • Ataxia Telangiectasia Society • Ataxia UK • Brain Tumour UK • Brain and Spine Foundation • British Polio Fellowship • Different Strokes • Dystonia Society • Encephalitis Society • Epilepsy Action • Headway • Huntington's Disease Association • Joint Epilepsy Council • Lincolnshire Post Polio Network • Migraine Trust • Motor Neurone Disease Association • Multiple Sclerosis Society

    3. Neurological disorders affect the brain,spinal cord,peripheral nerves and muscles and include: • Intermittent disorders such as epilepsy,migraine • Progressive long-term conditions such as PD,MS and dementia. • Life threatening acute conditions such as stroke and traumatic brain injury

    4. Neurological conditions are common. • Neurology symptoms account for 1in 10 GP appointments. • 1 in 6 people has a neurological condition that makes a significant impact on their lives. • 2% of population of the UK are disabled by a neurological condition • Lifetime prevalence of MS is 2 per 1,000 of population and double that for epilepsy.

    5. A Regional Neurological Alliance for Somerset? Voice of people living with neurological conditions.