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EBP Compendium: Summary of Clinical Practice Guideline

British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine; Royal College of Physicians; National Council for Palliative Care; Department of Health; Dunhill Medical Trust; Luff Foundation
Long-Term Neurological Conditions: Management at the Interface between Neurology, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care. National Guidelines

Royal College of Physicians, National Council for Palliative Care, British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine. (2008).
Concise Guidance to Good Practice series, No 10. London (UK): Royal College of Physicians, 23 pages.

AGREE Rating: Highly Recommended


This guideline provides recommendations for the treatment of individuals with long-term neurological conditions including Parkinson’s disease, dementia, multiple sclerosis and stroke. The target audience of this guideline includes general practitioners and other healthcare professionals such as speech-language pathologists. Recommendations are graded A, B, or C based on the overall strength of the research evidence. Grade A recommendations are based on more than one high-quality study or one study with direct applicability. Grade B recommendations include one high-quality study or more than one medium-quality study or at least one study with direct applicability. Grade C recommendations include a high-quality study or more than one medium-quality study and at least one study with direct applicability. Grade E is given to any recommendation based on consensus expert opinion.


  • Treatment
    • Cognitive-Communication
      • General Findings, Compensatory & Restorative Treatment - The interaction between neurology and rehabilitation/palliative care services may involve the management of cognitive-communication skills (Grade E Evidence). Rehabilitation and support services may include supported communication for cognitive-communication impairment (Grade E Evidence).  

Keywords: Dementia; Multiple Sclerosis; Parkinson's Disease; Stroke

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Added to Compendium: November 2010

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