Wessex Neurology Intelligence Report Launch

April 19th 2016 The Grand Habour Hotel


We are delighted to announce the launch of the Wessex Strategic Clinical Network Neurology Intelligence Data Report in April.

It is a simple fact but to date there has been relatively little use of data to help support service redesign strategy in neurology. Things are now changing with the development of the Neurology Intelligence Network, but until fairly recently service data has been hard to access, and difficult to analyse in clinically meaningful ways. NHiS Commissioning Excellence has worked with the Wessex CLAHRC and Wessex SCN to routinely collect Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data to try and develop a clearer picture of neurology service provision in Wessex and we are delighted to invite you to the launch of the report.

The report links neurology data analysis with practical examples of how service delivery has been improved in other areas across the country, so as to encourage and facilitate efforts in Wessex. The meeting will expand on this further and where CCGs and providers need to focus effort for the future.

The meeting will bring together like minded people from primary and secondary care across Wessex SCN and associated organisations involved in the commissioning and delivery of neurology services to better support patients with neurological conditions. This will provide a platform for active discussion and exchange of ideas to cope with the commissioning challenges which are being encountered in neurology in a more integrated way.

Aims of the day

The aims of the day are to:

  • Launch the Wessex SCN data intelligence report
  • Increase awareness of the impact of emergency admissions for people with neurological conditions

This meeting will be supported by Novartis.


Chair - Dr Chris Kipps, Clinical Director for the Strategic Clinical Network at NHS England (Wessex) for Mental Health, Dementia and Neurological Conditions, NIHR CLAHRC Wessex lead for Dementia

10.00 Registration, Coffee & Networking

10.30 Chair's Welcome & SCN Introduction and launch of the Wessex Neurology Intelligence Report: Dr Chris Kipps

11.30 Multiple Sclerosis - Cross Sectional analysis of Hospital Episode data - the Wessex perspective: Ms Sue Thomas, CEO, Commissioning Excellence

12.15 Lunch

13.00 Focus on Parkinson's and the Parkinson's Excellence Network: Dr Helen Roberts, Associate Professor Geriatric Medicine, University of Southampton

13.30 Mental Health and Neurology: Mr Laurence Mascarenhas, Associate Director, Commissioning Excellence

14.00 Community Neurology Care Collaborative (Neuro LTC programme part of the Wessex CLAHRC): Dr Chris Kipps and Ms Laura Stevens, Project Officer, Community Neurology Care Collaborative

14.30 Discussion

15.15 Summary & key learning points: Dr Chris Kipps

15.30 Close

Attendees are welcome to bring posters for a display of neurology work that they have developed. Please email the Events Team if you are intending to bring a poster.

Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Novartis and other industry partners. 

Event Details

Tuesday April 19th 2016

Registration begins at 10am with the meeting finishing at 3.30pm

The Grand Habour Hotel

West Quay Road
SO15 1AG

Commissioning Excellence

As one of NHS England’s recognised niche specialist commissioning support providers, we offer a full range services to assist you in improving patient outcomes. Our experience covers all long term conditions, with a particular specialism in the field of neurology.

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