One More Nurse

by Nerve Tumours UK
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Jul 18, 2022

One More Nurse Project Report


Dear Friend,


For those that have donated and supported us over the recent months we are more than grateful. Please spread the word on the importance of our nurses and specialist network in all 4 nations of the UK - currently we have increased our specialist advisor portfolio to 12. 


As you know Nerve Tumours UK funds a unique Specialist Support Network for the 26,500 plus, children and adults, diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis (NF), one of the most common neuro-genetic conditions, that causes tumours to grow on nerve endings, and with many associated medical issues. A predominantly community-based service, offering both medical and non-medical advice and support, not just in clinics, but in schools, in employment, navigating the welfare system, and acting as advocates in tribunal and legal cases. These Specialists are highly qualified medical professionals and therapists and link with the many other professionals involved in the care of anyone with NF.


We are a "one-stop-shop" for people with NF and each member of our Network currently reaches out to between 500-3500 families per year, so thousands of families affected by Neurofibromatosis have a better quality of life because of this medical, practical and emotional support. New referrals come along each week, yet without our Specialist Support Network, there is no such for these patients elsewhere. We anticipate that for each person with NF that we help, we also help on average 8 members of their wider network, thus helping hundreds of thousands.




If you are in need of support at your work place, school, university or GP - please have a look at our iNForm program. I have attached the link below to the report. In the first instance you can download the information and register or contact us for direct help. One of our specialist NF nurses will be able to support you, write explanations and adivse. School visitis to educate the school itslef about Neurofibromatosis are possible. Now that the school holidays are imminent get ready for your childs start at school and register for the best help possible through our iNForm program


Families affected by NF contact the team for a wide range of reasons as it is a very complex and varied condition. NF is not well understood by most of the medical profession, most GPs will have only a handful of patients on their list, so their experience is likely to be limited and non-medical professionals may have little or no knowledge of the condition. Our team will link individuals to other resources thus helping to achieve some sense of control when diagnosed with NF, the support in the day to day life and advise on medical treatment. 


Stay tuned for further positive news over the next months and if you can support us. We will continue with our aim to make every day better for those that have the illness. We hope for your continued support as the network is growing and your donations helped us to be able to do so.


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Nerve Tumours UK

Location: London - United Kingdom
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @NerveTumoursUK
Project Leader:
Markus Bell
London, United Kingdom
$3,482 raised of $56,087 goal
58 donations
$52,605 to go
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