This publication provides information on projects funded through the neurological care and support: framework for action - 2020 to 2025.
The framework aims to ensure people can access personalised care and support regardless of their condition or where in Scotland they live. Over five years, we are investing £4.5 million of funding to deliver the framework’s commitments.
The Scottish Government and the Neurological Alliance of Scotland co-hosted five practice sharing sessions in December 2022 and March 2023, via MS Teams, to help to showcase and promote innovative work funded under the framework.
These will be of interest to anyone from the statutory or third sector that works in, or with an interest in improving neurology services.
Projects are grouped into the following broad categories:
- local networking and improvement
- self-management – supported self-management
- self-management – patient and carer information
- staff capacity building
- improving systems
You can read more about the funded projects in each of the category pages. We have listed the financial year the project was awarded funding in. In some cases the project spend may extend beyond the financial year of the award.
October 2023 funding awards
In October 2023, we announced that eight projects would be receiving funding through Round 4 of the framework. The organisations and their projects to be funded are:
Care Inspectorate and NHS Ayrshire and Arran
Working together to support people living with neurological conditions.
This project will prototype a national care network for care at home staff to meet with people living with neurological conditions and the wider multiagency team to share learning and good practice.
Cerebral Palsy Scotland
Cerebral Palsy (CP) Link Directory.
This project will help smooth a pathway for adults with CP by offering a condition-specific link for local services by building a consolidated bank of knowledge and expertise of services, referral pathways.
Partnering with pharmacists to improve migraine management wider across Scotland.
This project will build on the impact and engagement from the ‘Partnering with pharmacists to improve migraine management’ project in NHS Grampian, to consolidate and embed progress and to partner with three Health Boards to extend the reach of pharmacists trained and increase care and support for people living with migraine.
Building better mental wellbeing in our Multiple Sclerosis (MS) community.
This project will design a bespoke training course focussed on managing emotional health tailored for people with the MS.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Service Improvement Team.
This project will build on the success of the previous project funded through Round 3, to extend the tenure of a team who are working across a number of areas, including but not limited to; anticipatory care planning, carers support and the development of a Right Clinical Decisions web based tool kit, to allow the completion of pathway improvement works across NHS boards in the West of Scotland.
A Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) clinical network for NHS Lothian.
The project will establish an FND network which will: create an integrated clinical network for people with FND; provide education, training and support to health professionals involved in FND; and to provide a relapse service for people with to ensure a consistent point of contact for patients.
Revive MS Support
New incremental network/collaborative developments towards a national Multiple Sclerosis (MS) pathway.
The project will use the evidence/referral networks to accelerate local/national network expansion and new collaborations to improve provision, towards an integrated national MS pathway.
Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland
This project will develop a pathway of support for adult service users with Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus (SBH). The pathway, enabled by an intuitive online questionnaire, will aid SBH Scotland’s staff in triaging adult service users to health and social care services or self-management resources.
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