Lichfield and Burntwood residents asked for views on neurological services

People in Lichfield and Burntwood with neurological conditions are being asked for their views on the quality of services.

More than 200,000 people across the county are known to suffer from disorders of the nervous system – and Healthwatch Staffordshire says their input will be vital in shaping how care is delivered in future.

A new survey is part of a large-scale review aiming to capture patient views.

Victoria Gibson

Victoria Gibson

Victoria Gibson, research manager for Healthwatch Staffordshire, said: “Previous research suggests there are gaps in the service for neurology care, particularly relating to the time it takes to access treatment, the level of communication and timely access to specialist care.

“We’ve been working with the Staffordshire Neurological Alliance, Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent and representatives from the Hospital Trusts across the county to develop a survey which will reflect patient experiences.

“Large numbers of people are affected by neurological disorders and we need around 2,000 participants by the middle of May to ensure we have a significant sample size.”

Patients can access the survey by going to

Anyone requiring more information or wishing to submit their information via post can contact Victoria Gibson, telephone (01785) 221704, email

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