June 23, 2016
Next week sees the launch of the Greater Manchester Neurological Alliance (GMNA), where Action for M.E. will highlight the impact of M.E. and the importance of working collaboratively to bring about change.
Following an opening address from Dr Krystyna Walton, Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine, GMNA Chair Deb Troops will talk about working together to fight for neurological conditions, setting out the aims of the GMNA and highlighting its partnerships and synergies with other organisations, including Action for M.E.
Our Head of Communications and Policy Clare Ogden will attend to introduce a filmed presentation from our Chief Executive, Sonya Chowdhury, who is unable to attend due to previous diary commitments.
“In the context of other neurological illnesses, there are many similarities in terms of the challenges people with M.E. experience,” says Sonya. “Something that it shares with some other conditions is that it is a hidden illness, with a lack of understanding and a lack of awareness.
“So we have to be creative in our thinking – we know there are diminishing budgets, and we know that need is going to increase. We have to work together to identify services and support that will achieve the best possible outcome for people with M.E. and other neurological conditions.”
The event takes place 7pm, Tuesday 28 June at the Mayo Building, Salford Royal Hospital, and invited guests include senior NHS decision-makers, clinicians from a number of condition areas and medical disciplines and social care professionals. If you would like to come along too, please get in touch.