Table 1

Roles of neurologists in equipment provision

  1. Optimum treatment of impairment to minimise disability

  2. Contribute to comprehensive assessment of disability

  3. Referral, including where appropriate:

    1. Prognosis—are specified problems likely to change?

    2. Evolution—are other problems likely to develop from your knowledge of the condition?

    3. Time course and life expectancy

  4. Signing prescriptions recommended by others

  5. Expertise and imagination