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Our Neurology Specialty Delivery Group (SDG) includes nominated representation from all NHS Boards providing Neurology Services in Scotland. Boards are asked to nominate representatives to cover Clinical Leadership (e.g. a Consultant), Management, Nursing and Allied Health Professions.

The group has strong links with the National Advisory Committee for Neurological Conditions and includes third sector representation.


We have made considerable progress implementing Active Clinical Referral Triage (ACRT) pathways and Discharge Patient Initiated Review (PIR).

We are launching the following range of factsheets to support ACRT implementation for use in Health Boards.

In support of Discharge PIR, sample Standard Operating Procedures and patient leaflets are available on request. Please contact for more details.


National Pathway

Publication Date

Review Date

National Headache Pathway

October 2023

April 2025

Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) National Pathway

May 2024

May 2026


The SDG provides a forum for sharing new ways of working in Neurology.


The SDG continues to develop measurement to ensure these programmes have the desired benefits for our patients. This includes bespoke data capture to support implementation of processes such as ctive Clinical Referral Triage (ACRT) pathways and Discharge Patient Initiated Review (PIR)and increased use of the CfSD Heatmap data collection.