Independent Review of NHS Continuing Healthcare

Report from the Independent Review Panel, commissioned by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing to review the application of Scottish Government guidance on NHS Continuing Healthcare (CEL 6 (2008).

7. Acknowledgements

This review was carried out by an independent panel led by Mr Ian Anderson, Past President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and comprising of the following:

  • Mr David Crawford, Former Executive Director of Social Work at Glasgow City Council
  • Dr Andrew Elder, Consultant in Care of the Elderly, NHS Lothian Health Board
  • Mr Francis McCrossin, Chartered Accountant
  • Miss Susan Morrison, Project Support Officer, NHS National Services Scotland

The Panel wish to acknowledge and sincerely thank Professor Margaret Smith, Vice-Principal and Dean of the Faculty of Nursing at Dundee University, University of Dundee Medical School, for her advice, guidance and support during the review.

The Panel also wish to thank all those who met with them for their co-operation during the course of the review and also those who provided information and assistance in various forms:

Health Boards:

  • NHS Ayrshire and Arran
  • NHS Borders
  • NHS Dumfries and Galloway
  • NHS Fife
  • NHS Forth Valley
  • NHS Grampian
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • NHS Highland
  • NHS Lanarkshire
  • NHS Lothian
  • NHS Orkney
  • NHS Shetland
  • NHS Tayside
  • NHS Western Isles

Voluntary Organisations:

  • Alzheimer Scotland
  • Carers Scotland
  • Marie Curie Cancer Care
  • Parkinson's UK
  • Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance
  • Spinal Injuries Scotland
  • Stroke Association


  • The Association of Directors of Social Work
  • Mr Ron Culley, COSLA
  • Mr Martin McKenna, ISD, NHS NSS


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