This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Improve Availability of NHS Services for FND Sufferers
Functional Neurological Disorder sufferers are often left with limited & insufficient treatment options. Treatment requires a team of neurologists, physiotherapists etc. which must be integrated to create an effective plan. Currently, services are not equipped for this kind of specialist care.
Up to 1/3 of all neurological referrals are diagnosed with FND. Sufferers end up relinquishing their independence & become reliant on a carer. They are left unable to function & it’s vital we improve prospects. Medically Unexplained Symptoms (including FND) directly cost the NHS approximately £3.1 billion, with an additional £18 billion in indirect costs. With an NHS already under pressure, improving services and treatment for those with FND would greatly lift this burden.
This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months