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How to write a neurology newsletter
  1. Michael Flower,
  2. Wilson Fung,
  3. Gauhar Malik,
  4. Phil Smith
  1. Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Michael Flower, Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XW, UK; michael.flower{at}

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A regular newsletter can inform but also bond and motivate a team. Neurosciences typically spread over many departments that sometimes work separately; a newsletter with a broad mailing list can help transcend these boundaries and perhaps raise attendance and participation at meetings. Improved interspecialty communication can also reduce junior trainees’ anxieties about approaching colleagues in other departments. A newsletter helps to engender a sense of team, ultimately improving patient care.

Improving communication

A weekly events newsletter is a simple way to enrich interaction both within and between departments. Our newsletter was at least partly responsible for resurrecting attendance at the weekly neuroradiology meeting through its prominence in the weekly calendar.

Newsletter editor

Trainees are ideally placed to write the newsletter because they can relate to the whole audience, including junior doctors, nurses, secretaries, educators and academic staff. This breadth of contact …

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  • Contributors MF wrote the first draft, and all authors contributed to revisions.

  • Competing interests PS is an editor of Practical Neurology.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed. This paper was reviewed by Mark Manford, Cambridge, UK.

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