Welcome to Medway Neurological Network Website









Our AIM: To be the voice of all those affected by neurological conditions in Medway - a single point of access 

Our Mission: 

  • To defend and improve the quality of health and social care services available to those with neurological conditions 
  • To raise awareness of neurological conditions in Medway and the support services that are available 
  • To campaign for improved disability services and facilities 
  • To promote and support services/ therapies/ research projects aimed at improving health & wellbeing, e.g. Medway Skylarks  
Our Participants: Currently we have 13 neurological charities and support groups participating in our Network, and we are also fully engaged with 8 major service providers in Medway.  All of our participants are invited to attend our quarterly Steering Group meetings.  For a full list of our participants, and links to their websites, please see our Participants page.

Please click on the images below to find out about our Activities, Medway Skylarks - click here for Skylark's videos, and our Awareness Events.

Activities


Find out about our Neuro-cafes, our campaigns, and our planned events e.g. Medway Neuro-Arts Festival, 19-21 July 2019.

Medway Skylarks


We help organise & promote this singing & movement (Sing to the Beat) group, that has proven therapeutic benefits - see our videos.

Awareness Events


We help promote our Participant's own awareness events and also organise our own, such as the Medway Neuro Arts Festival 2019 & the Medway Neuro-Fair 2018.

Breaking News:


1.  Jasper's Community Cafe Neuro-cafes:  Situated at Medway Adult Education, Rochester, in the Rochester Community Hub, Eastgate, ME1 1EW.  On Fridays we have a neuro-cafe from 10.30am to 1pm, associated with an optional Medway Adult Education Tai Chi Class, and on Tuesdays we have, from 11am to 1pm, 'Drumming for the Mind" social, associated with the Drumming course. Both courses are FREE, and Dementia-friendly.  See our Neuro-cafes page for more details and/ or call 01634 338400.

2.  Singing for the Memory Medway: Join the new singing group that is designed for people with dementia and other cognitive impairments. Sessions held on second Friday of each month from 2pm to 4pm at The Parish Centre, St Peter's Church, Delce Road, Rochester ME1 2EH.  To see the flyer, please click HERE, and to see the dates through 2019/20 please click HERE.

3.  Neurological Alliance has published:

i).   The findings of the Patient Experience Survey, see Here for the Key Findings and Here for the Policy Report.  Thank you to all those who participated in this survey.

ii).  Neuro-Numbers 19, giving the latest incidence figures for neurological conditions - click Here to see this report.

4.  First Disease Modifying Drug for Early Progressive MS approved by NHS: see Jon Jeffery's (MS Society, Medway) interview broadcast on ITV Meridian on 13 May where he gives his reaction to the approval of Ocrelizumab. This drug is expected to be made available from September 2019.


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