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National Advisory Committee for Neurological Conditions


The National Advisory Committee for Neurological Conditions (NACNC) was established in 2016.  Its remit is as under.

Role & Remit

In order to reflect the ambition to drive improvements in the care, treatment and support available for people living with neurological conditions across Scotland by:

  • Providing advice to Ministers and Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates on neurological conditions to support the development of national policy(ies);
  • Being widely recognised as having the ability to lead, collate and reflect the views of the neurological community, including health care professionals, third sector organisations and service users;
  • Creating and offer opportunities for networking and communication for all neurological stakeholders;
  • Improving outcomes for people with neurological conditions by working to embed improvement across relevant services in line with the Quality Strategy aims to support and ensure safe, effective and person centred care.


The NACNC includes clinicians, patients and carers, the third sector, professional groups, NHS Boards, Integration Joint Boards and research/academic fields.  It seeks to harness and reflect expert advice and support across the neurological community.

The NACNC is currently chaired by Dr Richard J Davenport (a Consultant Neurologist in Edinburgh) and supported by Scottish Government officials from the Strategic Planning and Clinical Priorities team.  Additionally, the current deputy chairs, Susan Walker and Stephanie Fraser, provide experience from NHS service management and the third sector respectively.

The NACNC also has a number of sub-groups in development. These include:

  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Research & Audit
  • Neuro-rehabilitation
  • Patients & Carers
  • Transforming the Workforce


Minutes can be found under related downloads.