National Advisory Committee for Neurological Conditions


The National Advisory Committee for Neurological Conditions (NACNC) was established in 2016 to drive improvements in the care, treatment and support available for people living with neurological conditions.

Its remit is to:

  • provide expert advice on delivery of the National Action Plan for Neurological Conditions, offering views on SG strategic decisions and suggestions on implementation approaches
  • contribute to evaluation of the National Action Plan’s implementation, progress and outcomes
  • advise SG Health and Social Care Directorates on issues relating to neurological conditions across Scotland, including the Waiting Times Improvement Plan, HIS Standards, Scottish Access Collaborative, and Modern Outpatient Programmes
  • promote sharing of best practice and ensure appropriate links with the wider neurological community

Neurological Care and Support – a National Framework for Action 2020-2025

Last year we published the ‘Neurological Care and Support – a National Framework for Action 2020-2025’, and announced a commitment to implement the Framework’s 17 commitments. The overall vision being to ensure everyone with a neurological condition can access the care and support they need to live well, on their own terms. The aims include improving the provision of co-ordinated health and social care and support, developing sustainable workforce models and ensuring high standards of person-centred care.  The Framework is not condition specific, and is instead focusing on the commonalities to support people from their diagnosis to anticipatory care planning needs. The National Advisory Committee for Neurological Conditions is providing oversight of the Framework’s commitments.


  • Stephanie Fraser (Chair), Cerebral Palsy Scotland
  • Susan Walker (Deputy Co-chair), NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Dr Jenny Preston (Deputy Co-chair), NHS Ayrshire and Arran
  • Dr David Breen, NHS Lothian
  • Judith Newton, NHS Lothian
  • Tanith Muller, Parkinson’s UK Scotland
  • Rona Johnston, Epilepsy Scotland
  • Dr Callum Duncan, NHS Grampian
  • Jamie Cochrane, Scottish Government
  • Gail Smith, NHS Tayside
  • Diane Fraser, Social Work Scotland


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