First National Action Plan on Neurological Conditions published

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 18th December 2019

Scottish Government releases vision for the future care and support of people living with neurological conditions.

The term ‘neurological conditions’ includes a wide range of conditions, disorders and syndromes affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.

The new Action Plan aims to make people who live with neurological conditions partners in their care, improve provision of coordinated and high quality, effective health and social support and services with equitable access as well as a sustainable neurological workforce fit for the future.

Commitments under these headlines include:

  • Support shared decision making and personalised models of care and support, including access to supported self management where appropriate.
  • Work with key partners across sectors, to embed the Principles of Good Transitions.
  • Work with Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Integration Authorities and the NHS to promote the implementation of anticipatory care planning.
  • Evaluate and test generic/neurology community based multi-disciplinary team models and to test innovative ways of delivering health and social care, including new roles and new arrangements for
    co-ordinating care and support for people with neurological conditions.
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