Sarah has a varied background in health writing and developing materials for patient, professional and commissioner audiences, and now supports the NHiS team with their activities. Sarah initially worked as a medical writer for physician audiences and then moved to the voluntary sector with roles at the MS Society and Sense About Science focused on communicating evidence based medicine and research to the public in creative ways. Having developed an interest in neurological conditions, Sarah joined Neurological Commissioning Support (NCS) and was responsible for marketing, communications and digital activities aimed at engaging NHS commissioners. Much of her work has involved meeting patients and professionals to better understand the challenges they experience in staying well / keeping their patients well. More recently Sarah completed a certificate in science communication at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. During that time she guest blogged for a number of organisations including the World Health Organization and she also currently writes for the British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.
Our Regional Mental Health Commissioning Network events have been running for 5 years to help facilitate the goals captured by the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health at a local level.
In our blogs this week we are exploring the importance of developing models of care which integrate physical and mental health. Joined-up care is essential for people with long-term conditions like dementia who have myriad needs.
Ambitious new models of care which integrate mental and physical healthcare are being spearheaded by the NHS Vanguards as part of the NHS Five Year Forward View. But how effective will service redesign be without in depth mental health data at its core?
The NHS Vanguards are rapidly gathering momentum to transform and integrate mental healthcare.
In his new role as NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Mental Health, Professor Tim Kendall has highlighted the unprecedented opportunity to ensure parity between mental health and physical health.
This MS Awareness Week the MS Trust is highlighting the need for fair and equitable services for people with MS following their survey of 2000 people which shows there is a growing disparity in the care on offer.
Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2016 brings focus to not just Parkinson’s but other movement disorders and the people affected by them.