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Neurological care plan

The plan aims to provide irrespective of where patients live Credit: Candybox Images/PA Images

The Welsh Government's launching a plan to help people with neurological conditions. It says around half a million people in Wales are affected.

Conditions may come from damage to the brain, spinal column or nerves.

The plan aims to ensure timely diagnosis, fast and effective care and to improve information.

The Welsh Government says it wants high-quality care, which is joined up with social services where appropriate, irrespective of where patients live and how services are delivered.

Warning of 'postcode lottery' for neurological patients in Wales

Assembly Members are warning that a hundred thousand people across Wales are facing a postcode lottery in the support they get for a wide range of neurological conditions such as Parkinson's.

They say most of the patients would benefit from physiotherapy and self managed exercise sessions, and raise concerns that many are not getting such services.

Ian Lang reports from Denbighshire.