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NHS Orkney Funding to Support Those Living with Chronic Pain

NHS Orkney has been awarded £12,452 to :

Scope services that provide care, support, information and advice to those affected by neurological conditions in Orkney to identify strengths, duplication, and gaps

The award is part of Scotland wide funding from the Scottish Government to support work being done to improve what is available for  people living with neurological conditions.

A total of 17 projects in Scotland share in £492,535.

Joe FitzPatrick, Public Health Minister in the Scottish Government said:

“Around one million people in Scotland live with a neurological condition ranging from common conditions such as migraines to life-limiting illnesses such as Motor Neurone Disease.

“We recognise the scale, variety and context of neurological conditions and how distressing they can be for the person with the condition and their family and the framework for action aims to support those responsible for providing care and support to people affected.

“This latest round of funding will ensure this vital work not only continues but is strengthened despite the challenges faced during the pandemic.”

The ‘Neurological care and support: framework for action – 2020 to 2025’ is supported by a total investment of £4.5 million.

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