Chronic Pain

Purpose of the group

The aim of the Group is to raise awareness of how those with chronic pain are treated and to work for earlier and better care. 

The Group aims to raise awareness of the condition amongst parliamentarians, to influence legislation and policy makers in order to improve the lives of people affected. 

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting:


Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

John Thomson

Anne Murray

Lord George Foulkes

Dr Colin Rae

Dorothy Grace Elder (Hon. Sec) 

Margaret McInnes

Councillor Frank McAveety

Linda Mawson

Frank Mawson

Pete McCarron

Lesley Riddoch

Michael Grieve

Jim Scanlon

Martha Heaney

Jean Rafferty

Anne Cassels

Christine Martin

Dr Sabu James

Professor Martin Steultjens

Prof. Blair Smith

Jacquie Forde

Irene Logan

Pat Onions

Arlene Byrne

Linda Tierney

Fiona Robinson

Geraldine McGuigan

Janice Connelly

John Lawrence

Dr Fiona McLeod

Dr Martin Johnson

Dr Helen Jackson

Dr Gordon McGinn

Dr Michael Basler

Dr Mike Serpell

Ros Meek

Janette Barrie

Anne Hughes

Dr Pat Roche

Alasdair Barron

Heather Cameron

Paulo Quadros

Kenny Boyle

Phil Atkinson

Helen McLuskey

Lloyd Mawson

George Welsh

Catherine Hughes

Julie Mcanulty

Ooi Thye Chong

Professor Tim Eden

Prof Jim McEwen

Bailie Josephine Docherty

Maire Whitehead

Dr David Weeks

Bill Sinclair

Claire Schiavone

Laura Clark

Anne Hughes

Margaret Coats

Tasneem Nadeem

Mohammed Nadeem

Akhtar Javaid

Lara Grant

Margaret Searle

Lyssa Clayton

Helen Campbell

Ian Brogan


 The Health & Social Care Alliance, Scotland

Action on Pain, UK;

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Scotland; 

Community Pharmacy Scotland; 

Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council;

Fibromyalagia Friends, Scotland; 


“Affa Sair” Moray campaign group; 

Arthritis Care, Scotland & UK;

Healthcare Improvement; 

Leuchie House chronic conditions respite centre; 

National Osteoporosis Society;

NHS Ayrshire & Arran;


NHS Highland; 

NHS Lothian;

NHS Tayside;

Pain Association

Pain Concern;

Reckitt Benckiser;

Royal College of General Practitioners;

Royal Pharmaceutical Society;

Scottish Massage Therapists Association;  


Scottish Neurological Society, 

Marfans Association.

Get involved

Next meeting:




Elaine Smith MSP

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road
EH99 1SP

0131 348 5824