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The NHS long term plan has been long awaited since the NHS had its 70th birthday last year. The decade long plan lays out the expected saving potential of the NHS up to its 80th birthday, specifying the wealth of funding that will be making its way to the NHS and also where the focuses will be for the distribution of this funding.

The new plan lays out the expected £20.5 billion in funding that will arrive in the health service by 2024 at the latest. This new funding is the catalyst for this long term plan as Theresa May sought a spending plan for the money in order to confirm that it will get to the areas that need it most, with a distinct drive for more funding in mental health - £2bn being put aside for this rising issue.

This £2bn injection to mental health will provide much needed relief for the NHS, by increasing support in schools and 24-hour access to mental health crisis care via the NHS 111 service. As of 2019, The European Neuro Convention will feature an all new Mental Health focus area with a dedicated speaking theatre. This is in line with the increasing number of mental health related cases. This new area aims to provide the sector with the latest mental health related products and services.

European Neuro Convention Birmingham 2019The European Neuro Convention will share a focus on mental health, as well as rehabilitation, brain stimulation and diagnostics, reflecting the intent of the NHS Long Term Plan. The show opens its doors at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham on the 26th & 27th March. The Brain Charity is delighted to have been invited to host a stand in the main convention hall this year and two of our trustees, Professor Gus Baker and Dr Nicholas Silver will be keynote speakers at the event. In total the convention hosts 150 CPD accredited seminars and 200 innovative exhibitors, live demos, interactive masterclasses and workshops.

Best of all, it’s completely free to attend and a ticket for the European Neuro Convention also gives you unlimited access to the 5 other co-located shows.

Register for your free tickets here.