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Neuroscience is any or all of the sciences concerned with the nervous system and brain. Use this guide to find information resources about neurosciences including books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 06/06/2022

Key Resources

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (2021) Eating and drinking with acknowledged risks: multidisciplinary team guidance for the shared decision-making process (adults).
  • Eating and drinking with acknowledged risks refers to the decision to continue eating and drinking despite the associated risks from having dysphagia. These risks may refer to aspiration, malnutrition, dehydration and choking. This publication is endorsed by the RCN.
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Royal College of Nursing and NHS England (2018) Best value biological medicines: briefing for specialist nurses, November 2018. (no place): (no publisher).
  • This briefing covers the role of specialist nurses in supporting patients who switch to best value biological medicines. It focusses on adalimumab, biological versions of which are scheduled to be available on a framework agreement on behalf of the NHS from 1 December 2018.
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NHS Wales: Health in Wales, neurosciences
Wales Neurological Conditions Implementation Group (2017) Neurological conditions delivery plan. Cardiff: Welsh Government.
Scottish Government (2014) Stroke improvement plan. Edinburgh: Scottish Government.
We would like to thank the RCN Neuroscience member community for their input into the development of this subject guide.


Book Cover Armitage A (2018) A practical guide to Parkinson’s disease: diagnosis and management. New York: Springer.
Book Cover Bromberg M (2015) Motor neurone disease in adults. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Book Cover Caplan L (2018) Stroke. 2nd edn. New York: Oxford University Press.
Book Cover Cartwright C (2017) Nursing care of the pediatric neurosurgery patient. Berlin: Springer.
Book Cover Colosimo C (2015) Handbook of neurological therapy. New York: Oxford University Press.
Book Cover Daniels S K and Huckabee M L (2014) Dysphagia following stroke. 2nd edn. San Diego: Plural Publishing.
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Hickey J and Strayer A (2020) The clinical practice of neurological and neurosurgical nursing. 8th edn. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Book Cover Miller C (2015) Neurocritical care monitoring. New York: Demos Medical.
Book Cover Morrison K (2018) Fast facts for stroke care nursing an expert care guide. New York: Springer.
Book Cover Wang M (2018) Handbook of neurosurgery, neurology, and spinal medicine for nurses and advanced practice health professionals. Abingdon: Routledge
Book Cover Williams J, Perry L and Watkins C (2019) Stroke nursing. Hoboken NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

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Journal articles


Journals of interest for neuroscience. Use these links to see details of availability.


RCN Events video on demand: Annual Hawking MND lecture 2018
  • Collaborative lecture between the RCN and the MND Association. Professior Eneida Mioshi presents the work of her research team. Part one is about cognitive and behavioural symptoms in MND: defining the ALSFTD spectrum. Part two looks at the role of health care professionals. Register online for free access to this video.
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