South West Bridging the Gap working group

The South West Bridging the Gap working group was launched in July 2013 as the regional arm of the the Bridging the Gap project.

The working group pools regional neuromuscular expertise by bringing together NHS commissioners, people with muscle wasting conditions and their families, clinicians and allied health professionals to ensure that specialist and community neuromuscular services are strengthened in the South West.

The members meet regularly and the working group provides a platform for patients and clinicians to discuss national activity of the Bridging the Gap project, this includes; Emergency care plans, the neuromuscular map of services, professional upskilling, and patient information days.

Muscular Dystrophy UK shares quarterly updates on developments in neuromuscular services in the South West which can be read below.

Date of next meeting: Autumn 2014

Neuromuscular specialist centres

There are 2 regional neuromuscular centres in the South West that are part of the South West Operational Delivery Network. Find out more about your local neuromuscular service using the links below.

Bristol Neuromuscular Service
Plymouth Neuromuscular Service

Muscle group

The South West Muscle Group meets in local groups three times a year and is fighting for service improvements across the region. Find out when a muscle group meeting is taking place near you using the link below.

South West Muscle Group

Care advisors

Neuromuscular care advisors provide practical and emotional support for families affected by muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular conditions. Use the button below to find care advisors in your region.

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