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.

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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.

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