All the Autumn 09 issues of Speech & Language Therapy in Practice have now been mailed to subscribers, so should be arriving later this week.
As always, I am grateful to our cover models who, on this occasion, are Hal and Margaret Bailey. Hal, a retired managing director of a software company, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2004. In the Autumn issue he gives his views on the Motor Neurone Disease Association's Year of Care Pathway, which he believes will increase healthcare professionals' ability to respond to the particular and changing needs of individuals.
Hal sent me a link to the Cheshire Branch of the MND Association as he is their newsletter and website editor. He says, "I volunteered to take on this role in order to help raise awareness of the disease and to put something back into the system." As well as tips for people with motor neurone disease, the website includes information for carers and people who are considering volunteering.