Editorial by Sue Thomas

With a clinical background in nursing, Sue has held leading national roles since 1991. This has included 18 years as national policy and practice adviser for long term conditions at the Royal College of Nursing. Following this, Sue set up a unique commissioning support organisation for the voluntary sector, the Neurological Commissioning Support (NCS) unit, taking this to NHS England niche provider status in 2014. Sue has been an expert advisor to numerous Department of Health work streams and NICE, as well as having a place on the Board of the Royal College of Physicians former National Council for Chronic Conditions. She has also give evidence to many national strategic reviews including All Party Parliamentary Groups, the Public Accounts Committee and the Royal College of Physicians. Sue has led numerous service transformation projects in both primary and secondary care as well as providing commissioning mentorship to numerous other voluntary sector organisations. Sue is a Florence Nightingale Scholar, A Winston Churchill fellow and is author of over 160 published articles and 12 book chapters. She frequently speaks both nationally and internationally and is a faculty member of the 2015 International Movement Disorders Conference which was recently held in San Diego.

NHiS Commissioning Excellence appoints Associate Director for mental health support service

August 1st 2016 Commissioning Excellence

NHiS Commissioning Excellence appoints Associate Director for mental health support service

NHiS Commissioning Excellence, which helps the NHS and related patient organisations to plan and commission services, has appointed Laurence Mascarenhas as an Associate Director for its mental health support service.

published by Sue Thomas

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May 15th 2015Healthcare News

Leadership in neurology: sharing good practice

Leadership in neurology: sharing good practice

Rather than the simplistically grim picture of the NHS that many have painted in the run up to the election, the reality is more complex.

published by Sue Thomas

April 28th 2015Healthcare News

Think Neurology!

Think Neurology!

As the election draws nearer, much of the focus on the NHS has been about funding.

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