An important part of Ataxia UK's work is improving treatment and healthcare for people affected by ataxia. We work closely with healthcare professionals with expertise in ataxia and are keen to engage with others and provide support where needed. Ataxia UK has a Medical Advisory Panel who provide advice to the charity.

Due to the rarity of the conditions many healthcare professionals will not be familiar with the ataxias, so Ataxia UK has collaborated with ataxia experts in producing the Ataxia Medical Guidelines and other publications. If you have a patient with ataxia and would like to receive an information pack in the post, please contact the Helpline ([email protected]). Ataxia UK has also held ataxia training days to raise awareness and understanding of the management of the ataxias.

Specialist ataxia centres – patients can be referred to Specialist Centres for the diagnosis and management of ataxias.

If you are a healthcare professional, please do refer your patients to join Ataxia UK free of charge and access our services. We will be happy to send you joining forms. Please contact the Helpline to do so ([email protected]).

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For on-going healthcare research projects and recruiting participants, click here.