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 (revised March 2022) is to:

  • provide expert advice on delivery of the national Neurological Care and Support Framework, offering views on SG strategic decisions and suggestions on implementation approaches
  • contribute to evaluation of the Neurological Care and Support Framework, 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 to 2025

In December 2019 we published the Neurological Care and Support – A 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.

In July 2022 we published the midpoint progress report which outlines progress to date on implementation of the Framework

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
  • Morna Simpkins, MS Society
  • Dr Callum Duncan, NHS Grampian
  • Jamie Cochrane, Centre for Sustainable Delivery
  • Gail Smith, NHS Tayside
  • Diane Fraser, Social Work Scotland
  • Wendy Forrest, Stirling / Clackmannan Health and Social Care Partnership
  • Dr Maggie Whyte, NHS Grampian


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