Report

Scottish Access Collaborative: Neurology Specialty Group Report

30th September 2020

Scottish Access Collaborative: Neurology Specialty Group Report 

Members of the Neurology Speciality Sub-Group came from more than 20 different specialists’ areas and four different NHS Board areas, giving the Sub-Group a broad geographic and functional representation. The first step for the workshops was to identify common neurological symptoms. Issues were mapped for each symptom and areas to focus on agreed. Further discussion around these focus areas led to suggestions for sustainable improvement. These ranged from better communication and keeping patients in the loop to reviewing roles and integrating the third sector.
Work to further scope these improvements will be undertaken in the coming months allowing a prioritisation process to take place through the Scottish Access Collaborative (SAC). Future work will involve national support to ensure the Neurology community along with primary care partners are supported to make the necessary changes
to ensure efficient and effective patient pathways are implemented. It is envisaged that the work areas will be taken forward either through the Neurology community itself or for broader issues which are not specialty specific, be achieved through the SAC Combined Action Group (CAG).