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Neurology Timebomb to hit NHS soon

Increase in number of people with conditions like Parkinson’s and motor neuron disease (MND) has made NHS prone to “neurology timebomb”. According to recent reports from Parkinson’s UK the figure is going by 28% till 2020. Presently there are around 127,000 people with Parkinson’s disease including actor Michael J Fox and boxing legend Muhammad Ali, however it is expected that there will be 162,000 people suffering from Parkinson’s by 2020. The figure for MND is also expected to rise by 27% in the same course of time. Presently every week on an average 50 people are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

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