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1 June 2008

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Welcome to the Black Country Neurological Alliance new website - www.bcna.org.uk

The Black Country Neurological Alliance (BCNA) is an umbrella organisation, led by people who are affected directly or indirectly by a neurological condition. We are part of the Neurological Alliance (www.neural.org.uk) but are focussed on the people of the Black Country, bringing them closer to services available from both statutory and voluntary bodies.

Our vision is that any person affected by a neurological condition, living in the Black Country, will have access to all the resources and support they need to enable them to live an active and fulfilled life. Chairman Peter Cornell says,

"Our aim is to promote a better understanding of neurological conditions through the provision of information, by sign posting to support services and influencing local decision makers in order to increase the opportunities for individuals to make informed choices that will enhance their quality of life."

We support all four boroughs, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton, holding various events in each region.

Our exciting new Cafe Neuro project has just celebrated its first birthday. Click here for more details about Cafe Neuro or see our event pages.

The shortage of Neurological Consultants continues. BCNA remains very concerned about this and have been campaigning on for the last two years. In November 2017 the BBC broadcast a programme on Radio 5, which is still available on “Five Live Investigates” with Adrian Goldberg. In it he refers to a report from the National Neurological Alliance, in March 2017, which is still relevant and can be found here.

We welcome new supporters and if you would like to become a Neuro Supporter, we would love to hear from you. More information is available on our News Page or you can just get in touch with us.


If you would like to get in touch, please email us at contact@bcna.org.uk.

Charity Registration

Registered as Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) No. 1168259 in 2016. Working across the Black Country for people affected by Neurological Conditions.

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Privacy and Cookies

The Black Country Neurological Alliance (BCNA), takes your privacy very seriously and we are committed to protecting your personal information. We aim to be clear when we collect your data and not do anything you wouldn't reasonably expect. Our privacy policy explains how we may collect and use the information you give us. To see our cookie and privacy policy please click here

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BCNA Latest

Important News:

Our 2018 AGM annual report is now available on our website. It outlines the BCNA's activities and achievements over the last year.


Also see Programme of speakers at Dudley Cafe Neuro


Our spokesperson Bryan Gould has raised a massive £11,962! More information on our news page or his “Just Giving” page is still open; you can find it here, if you’d like to sponsor him.


Neurological Consultant shortage.

Have a look at this BBC Radio 5 program : http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09gfy3r  It’s an hour long programme with Adrian Goldberg and should not be missed!


Do you struggle reading the printed word?

The charity Listening Books have asked us to help publicize their services. They are a
postal and internet based audiobook service to over 50,000 members who find it difficult to read the printed word in the usual way. Click here for more info_________________________________

Public Health England

A new Neurology data and analysis report is available from Public Health England. Click here or check out our News Page to find out more information.


Click here to download the National Neurological Alliance 2017 manifesto


New report from the Neurological Alliance: Check out the News Page for more information.


Recruitment opportunities: BCNA Neuro Supporters

Do you know what it's like to live with a neurological or neuromuscular condition? Could you be a Neurological Supporter? Please see our News page for more information.


AGM Report

If you missed the AGM or if you would like to check out what happened at the meeting, click here for the AGM BCNA Annual Report which you will be able to save to your computer.


See News page for more information.