ALS Health Practitioners Forum 21st of June, Oxford

21 June 2018

The Health Care Practitioners forum for nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and other health care practitioners in ALS/ MND was held on Thursday 21st of June in Oxford. The ENCALS Health Practitioners Forum invited all nurses and other health care practitioners working and researching people living with MND across Europe.

The aim of the forum – “To share good practice across Europe”

All nurses, speech therapists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists providing ALS care in one of the ENCALS centres were very welcome to attend. Join us in the future to discuss practical care of people living with ALS/MND.


ENCALS – Programme Health care practitioners forum 2018


Registration for the Health Care practitioners/ Nurse forum was 50 pound/ 57 euro per person, evening meal included.


The meeting was at the seminar room in the Said Business School in Oxford.

Sharing experiences

Participants were requested to share some experiences about their work and the organization of ALS/ MND care in their country. For example, please find below the overview of the ALS nurses of St.Gallen, Switzerland.

ENCALS Nurses Forum_Overview St.Gallen

Health care practitioners forum committee

The health care practitioners/ Nurse forum committee consists of:

  • Judith Newton, National Nursing Lead for Motor Neurone Disease, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Jan Clarke, Consultant Nurse for MND, University College London Hospitals, UK
  • Rachael Marsden, MND specialist nurse, Oxford MND centre
  • Helma Sommer, ALS Care Nurse, Clinical Study Coordinator, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Switzerland