Movement Disorders patient advocate receives honour at Buckingham Palace
Alistair Newton, who has been well-known to many EAN members as a patient advocate, was a founding committee member and long-serving officer of both EFNA and European Brain Council, as well as founder president of Dystonia Europe. Over many years, he worked with EFNS on a number of successful collaborations with all of these organisations, and as the EFNA representative on the EFNS Liaison and Education committees. In 2016, Alistair received the EFNA Neurology Patient Advocate Award, as reported in EAN Pages.
Queen Elizabeth II, in 2018, appointed Alistair as an MBE – Member of the most ancient order of the British Empire, for his services to neurology patients, especially dystonia. The formal investiture took place in February 2019, at Buckingham Palace, London.