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Question reference: S6W-01246

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 6 July 2021
  • Current status: Answered by Maree Todd on 26 July 2021


To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support people living with migraine.


In 2019, the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s first National Framework for Action on Neurological Care and Support 2020-25. Over five years we will invest £4.5 million of funding to implement the Framework’s 17 commitments to improve the provision of co-ordinated health and social care and support for people with neurological conditions, such as migraine.

Through our Modernising Patient Pathways Programme, we are currently engaged in establishing a multi-disciplinary team of experts across Scotland to develop a national headache pathway, which will seek to standardise approaches across the country based on the best available evidence. The assessment and treatment of Migraine will form a key element of this.

In terms of continuing professional development for healthcare professionals, NHS Education for Scotland have produced a Practice Based Small Group Learning module on Neurology, which specifically covers the primary care assessment of headache and the treatment of migraine.