Special Interest Groups (SIG) have a primary focus of education in its broadest sense. They support and act as a resource to health and social care professionals working with people affected by motor neurone disease (MND).
They may be small, locally-based groups or larger and more regionally focused. The purpose of SIG are to:
- provide an educational format to promote good practice in clinical and management interventions and models of care
- encourage understanding about professional roles and relevant contributions to the management of people affected by MND
- facilitate a problem-solving approach to specific management issues
- promote enhanced communication and liaison and integrated care at a local level
- promote partnership working between health, social services and voluntary agencies to make the best use of resources and expertise.
Response Teams/Patient Review Forums
A variety of names are given to these groups in different localities, but they all focus specifically on patient care in a particular geographical area, and will meet with the primary aim of coordinating specific care for named people in that area. The groups may well include speakers or discussions in their meetings, but the primary focus is patient care.
To find out what is available in your area, contact your regional care development adviser, or the MND Connect Team.
Tel: 01604 611870 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)