NHS England Reveals Plan to Accelerate Diagnosis and Care for Rare Brain Disorders

March 27, 2023


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NHS England has announced it is developing a new service to help fast-track diagnoses and care for people with a set of rare genetic brain diseases called inherited white matter disorders (IWMDs). Patients will be reviewed by a group of specialists and undergo genetic testing, getting referred to neurologists if an IWMD is expected.

According to Emily Kimber, “Following diagnosis, a care plan will be designed with a patient’s local team, which the healthcare system said will ‘help improve patient outcomes through a better understanding of their condition and improved symptom management’.”

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(Source: PM Live, March 27th, 2023)

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