Improving professionals’ understanding of MND
“One of the emotions I experienced after diagnosis was a feeling of loneliness and isolation. Friends, family, and worryingly, many of the healthcare professionals I had to deal with didn't seem to understand the reality I was facing daily of living with a diagnosis of MND.” Roger, who is living with MND.
We are determined to empower health and social care professionals to provide the best care possible for people with MND, their families and carers. To achieve this, we develop high quality information resources, we provide bursaries to support professionals wishing to advance their knowledge and expertise in MND, and we work with expert partners to deliver accredited learning events to address the complex needs of people with MND.
In 2019 we are delivering ten masterclasses focussed on respiratory management, end of life, and changes in thinking and behaviour in MND, with the aim of reaching 350 health and social care professionals.
This project will cost us £22,000 to train up to 350 health and social care professionals at our advanced masterclasses. An additional £5,000 will fund 20 education bursaries in 2019.