A Life More Ordinary

Findings from the Long-Term Neurological Conditions Research Initiative

An independent Overview Report for the Department of Health



This report is the final output from the Long-Term Neurological Conditions Research Initiative (LTNC RI) (2004-2011), funded by the Policy Research Programme (PRP), Department of Health and supported by the PRP’s Central Commissioning Facility (CCF).
Grateful thanks are due to team members who have contributed to and supported the work during the course of the initiative. In particular:

A special tribute is due to Roy Webb, who was a valued member of the Advisory Group from its inception until his untimely death in 2009.
Thanks and acknowledgements are also due to all the research teams who participated in the initiative and the many individuals who have reviewed and commented on proposals and final reports.
Special thanks go to Dr Carol Lupton at the PRP, who was instrumental in establishing the initiative, for her guidance, leadership and unfailing support.


The views and opinions expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Policy Research Programme, nor the Department of Health.