Preventative Agenda - Neurological Conditions

About the Evidence Session

As part of an inquiry into Preventative Agenda, the Committee has agreed to carry out a one-off evidence session on neurological conditions. 

This evidence session took place on Tuesday 27 March 2018.  The following organisations were invited to attend:

  • Sue Ryder
  • Neurological Alliance Scotland
  • National Advisory Committee on Neurological Conditions
  • Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  • National Neurology Advisory Group
  • Neurological Implementation and Improvement Support Advisory Group
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Association of British Neurologists
  • Leuchie House National Respite Centre

Prior to this session taking place, the Committee issued a short targeted call for views with the following questions:

  • To what extent do you believe the Scottish Government’s approach and the approach by Integration Authorities and NHS Boards towards neurological conditions are preventative?
  • Is the approach adequate or is more action needed?
  • Are the services for neurological conditions being measured and evaluated in terms of cost and benefit? 

The following written submissions were received:


Following the call for views and the evidence session on 27 March, the Convener wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport on 24 April 2018:

The Cabinet Secretary responded on 22 May 2018:

The Convener issued a further follow-up letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport on 13 June 2018:

The Cabinet Secretary responded on 26 June 2018:

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