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Have you had a lumbar puncture procedure? Or are you due to have one? If so, we want to hear from you. We are currently looking for patients to feedback on a draft manuscript of our new publication on lumbar puncture procedure, also known as spinal tap. If you are interested in reviewing the manuscript, please contact our publications officer, Hannah, at hannah.pimble@brainandspine.org.uk.

Life with Chiari – A one-day conference for adults affected by Chiari Brain & Spine Foundation is proud to organise events for health professionals and for patients and carers of people affected by neurological problems. This year we are very pleased to announce a one-day conference for adults who have been affected by Chiari malformations and associated conditions such as syringomyelia....

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have updated the quality standard that covers the assessment and management of non-specific low back pain and sciatica in young people and adults aged 16 years and over. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. You can access it here. 

NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) have published new guidance on Parkinson's disease for health professionals, commissioners and providers, and adults with Parkinson's disease and their families and carers.  The guideline covers diagnosing and managing Parkinson's disease in people aged 18 and over. It aims to improve care from the time of diagnosis, including monitoring...

Are you a patient going through upper limb rehabilitation or a healthcare professional involved in the process? Ben Lemon, a MA student at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, is conducting research which will involve asking patients and healthcare professionals about their experiences during upper limb rehabilitation and recovery from neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury ...