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 advice to Ministers and Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates on neurological conditions to support the development of national policies
  • be widely recognised as having the ability to lead, collate and reflect the views of the neurological community, including healthcare professionals, third sector organisations, and service users
  • create and offer opportunities for networking and communication for all neurological stakeholders
  • improve 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

National action plan on neurological conditions

From 13 November 2018 to 8 February 2019 we are consulting on a draft national action plan on neurological conditions. You can respond to the consultation on citizen space.


  • Dr Richard Davenport (Chair) - NHS Lothian
  • Stephanie Fraser (Deputy Co-chair) - Bobath Scotland
  • Susan Walker (Deputy Co-chair) - NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Colin Urquhart - Scottish Government
  • Rebecca Duff - Neurological Alliance of Scotland
  • Gerard Gahagan - Neurological Alliance of Scotland –
  • Alison Love - Representative of Service Users
  • Dr Craig Heath - Scottish Association of Neurological Sciences (SANs)/ NHS Glasgow and Clyde
  • Dr Jenny Preston - NHS Ayrshire and Arran / IJBs
  • Gregory Hill O’Conner  The Health and Social Care Alliance
  • Kirsty Forsyth - Scottish Government, NACNC Project Coordinator
  • Annie McLeod - Parkinson’s UK
  •  Dr Callum Duncan - NHS Grampian
  • Roxie Pankowiak - Policy Manager, Scottish Government
  •  Sandra Larkin - NHS Tayside
  • Claire Ritchie - NHS Lanarkshire
  • Dr Ed Newman / Dr Craig Heath Scottish Association of Neurological Sciences (SANs)/ NHS Glasgow and Clyde
  • Dr Jonathan O’Riordan - NHS Tayside
  • Prof. Siddarthan Chandran - University of Edinburgh
  • Jane-Marie Stobie - NHS Lanarkshire
  • Dr John Paul Leach - University of Glasgow/NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde