Other meetings

Cumbria NA and Cumbria University – Neuro Study Day

Monday 13th May saw lead members of the Cumbria Neuro Alliance at Cumbria University offering a full day programme for students covering a variety of neurological conditions.

The participants were welcomed by Professor Brian Webster-Henderson Pro Vice Chancellor Health and Susie Wilson the OT programme lead chaired the day.

Susie Wilson

After Glenys Marriott’s talk ‘From A and E to recovery, the Neuro Trauma pathway’, Sara Fisher, Head of Clinical Services at A Chance for Life presented ‘The Value of the MDT approach for the care. treatment and support of people affected by neurological conditions.’

Sara Fisher

Over lunch there was time for discussion with leads, and plenty of handouts were available on all the conditions.

Angie Stewart and Yvonne Trace, Regional External Relations Officers, MS Society, presented ‘Understanding MS.’

Angie Stewart Yvone Trace and Susie Wilson

All about MS

This was followed by John Kane a volunteer from Parkinson’s UK who gave a presentation about living with Parkinson’s and the amazing work he does in the community to share his experiences.

John Kane

Theresa Westhead Specialist Huntington’s Disease adviser led the first session after lunch.

Theresa Westhead

Sue Muller Regional Care Development Adviser Lancashire and Cumbria MND Association together with Joni Mitchell and MDT members spoke about Living with MND.

Joni Mitchell MND Community Outreach Practitioner N and W Cumbria

We were pleased to welcome Paul from Welbeing who brought lots of handouts about their services in Cumbria https://www.welbeing.org.uk/

The day finished with a very quick update about Rare Neurological Conditions and a final photo of the team.


This was a thoroughly enjoyable day and I hope it encouraged students to stay in Cumbria when they graduate and to work in neuro services.  Thanks Susie and Angie for coordinating the programme and we look forward to next year!

Critical Care Network Lancashire and South Cumbria


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I was pleased to attend the Network Quality Improvement event in the Marriott Hotel, Garstang Road, Preston, on Thursday 22nd February 2018.

One of my voluntary roles is to advise the Critical Care and Major Trauma Network Board about issues pertinent to patients and their families and I was delighted to be able to recount comments shared with me over the last 6 months.  I included abstracts from the Neurological Alliance Patient Survey, the distress of patients experiencing hallucination whilst unconscious, patient information leaflets, legal advice in the Tertiary Centre in Preston, and our Changing Places work.

If you have experienced a stay in critical care or neuro rehabilitation after major trauma and would like to share your comments please do email me at cumbrianeurologicalalliance@gmail.com


We are delighted that Claire Horsefield has been appointed the new chair of CC3N. Claire is the quality Improvement Lead Nurse for the Lancashire and south Cumbria Critical Care Operational Delivery Network, a post she has held since 2014.






Events 2018

• Encephalitis Conference, 4 December 2017 in London.
• Next steps for NICE: funding, quality and adoption, 11 January 2018 in London.
• Improving access to medicine: pricing, regulation and implementing the Life Sciences Industrial
Strategy, 1 March 2018 in London.
• 21st World Congress on Neurology and Therapeutics, March 2018 in London. The theme will be
Exploring the Recent Innovations and Novel Therapies in Neurology and Neuroscience.
• 7th International Conference on Brain and Neurological Disorders,10 – 12 April 2018 in
4th World Congress on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs, 11 – 12 June 2018 in Dublin.
• 3rd International Conference on Paediatric Neurology, 20 – 21 September 2018 in Lisbon.


Sixteen-What Next?

Disability and Post-16 Education and Skills Pathways: This event will bring together key speakers and representatives from the Department for Education, National Development Team for Inclusion, Further Education Colleges, service providers, parents and other stakeholders to share best practice and raise awareness of new policies and developments about educational and career options for young people when they reach age 16. To be held 10:00am – 4:30pm 19 October 2017 at Resource for London, 356 Holloway RoadFind out more

Cumbria Mental Health Provider Forum meeting

The Cumbria Mental Health Provider Forum meeting is on Wednesday 20 September, from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Glenmore Trust Offices (Cumbria House, Gilwilly Rd, Penrith CA11 9FF)

If you want to know more contact

Jozi Brown Senior Engagement Officer Cumbria CVS

Shaddongate Resource Centre
Cumbria CA2 5TY

Tel: 01768 800350

Email: jozib@cumbriacvs.org.uk



Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017

The biggest event of the year for Academic Health Science Networks – the Health and Care Innovation Expo, at Manchester Central on 11 and 12 September.

It’s great that once again it is in the North West and promises to be better than ever, with inspirational speakers and an exhibition packed with the latest tech and systems transforming health care.

The AHSN Network will have a stand and a number of speaker sessions; you can find out more about EXPO here.

Ecosystem 12 ‘Digital innovations for mental health’

JOIN US AT:  Ecosystem 12 ‘Digital innovations for mental health’

Date:     20 June 2017, 9.00am until 1.30pm Venue:  Liverpool 

This event will…
    • Focus on digital innovations in mental health and dementia
    • Bring you the opportunity to discuss adoption with the innovators and hear how the Innovation Agency can support you in bringing these innovations into your own practice
    • Showcase new technology, systems and apps which are transforming the way care is being delivered and which the Innovation Agency is helping to spread in the North West Coast
  • Hear from a variety of NHS and industry speakers discussing the latest thinking, new developments and innovations
Who should attend? 
  • Clinicians from acute, community, social and primary care settings
  • Commissioners of mental health and dementia services
  • Citizens and carers
  • Academics researching in this area
  • SMEs working in health

Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eco-12-digital-innovations-for-mental-health-tickets-33304887816


Cumbria CVS South Lakes Volunteering Fair Thursday 1 June 2017

From Cumbria CVS – well worth joining them!

Training: Volunteering: Funding

Become a member of Cumbria CVS and take advantage of excellent members’ rates for our training, events and services. Call us on 01768 800350, email info@cumbriacvs.org.uk or visit http://www.cumbriacvs.org.uk

12noon-1.30pm Kendal Town Hall, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4DL

As part of Volunteers’ Week 2017, Cumbria CVS is holding a Volunteering Fair where people interested in volunteering can find out more about the opportunities available. This fair provides a fantastic opportunity to meet and talk to representatives from over 14 local organisations who are looking to recruit new volunteers. They will be on hand for you to talk to informally and discuss volunteering. They represent a range of opportunities including areas such as care, advice work, older people, homeless, ex-offenders, gardening, mental health, fundraising, medical loan, retail, administration, children, carers, disability, IT, driving, befriending and youth, etc. Organisations attending include: Age UK South Lakeland, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Quaker Tapestry Ltd, Fairoak Housing Association, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, British Red Cross, South Lakes Foyer, Depaul UK, South Lakeland Mind, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service, Prison Advice Care Trust, Brewery Arts Centre and Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

The event is anyone who would like to find out more about local volunteering opportunities – please feel free to drop in at any time – you are very welcome.

My Life; My Injury: A focus on neurological injury and the actual impact of clinicians.

We have received this invitation which I am sharing widely.  We have no connection with this firm.

“This conference will analyse immediate trauma care, decisions taken by neurosurgeons, rehabilitation on the ward, decisions about onward rehabilitation and getting back to the home environment and will relate in particular to the impact of litigation.

This event is the UK’s premier Neuro Legal Conference and offers an outstanding day of learning content and unrivalled networking opportunities.

The conference itself takes place in One Great George Street, Westminster, London on Thursday 13th July 2017.

Please find attached the flyer and booking form.

Fieldfisher are also delighted to host a post conference drinks reception which will be held in the Council Room at One Great George Street.

This course will be accredited 4.5 points by both APIL and the CPD Service.

To book your place(s), simply fill in and email back to admin@abisolutions.org.uk.

For details of other conferences that we organise please visit www.abisolutions.org.uk

Kind regards

Jason Shelley
ABI Solutions
T.: 020 8763 2963
M.: 07769 897 818

Please visit our website www.abisolutions.org.uk ”