The Regional Review of Neurology Services has been tasked with identifying the optimal service configuration for neurology services through to 2035.
The need for change, as explored in this report, is clear. The service currently falls short in meeting demand, in workforce and in meeting the needs and expectations of people with neurological conditions and their carers. There is significant work to do in respect of each.
The scale of the challenge should not be underestimated. I am confident, however, that the Review Team, as it moves into the next stage of its workplan, has put in place the necessary foundations to identify the changes required to improve and modernise our neurology service to better meet the needs of people in Northern Ireland.