National Neurosciences Advisory Group (NNAG)

The National Neurosciences Advisory Group (NNAG) is a collaboration of professional bodies, patient groups, national and local policy and commissioning leads.

The group has been operational since September 2016. NNAG provided thought leadership to NHS England to improve treatment, care and support for people with neurological conditions.  The Neurological Alliance co-chaired the group, and provided programme management support.

Changes to the commissioning, policy and clinical leadership environment mean the group is winding down. This also follows the appointment of the NHS England National Clinical Directors for neurology and neurosurgery and spinal surgery in December 2022 to provide national collaborative clinical leadership.

The NNAG website and resources will remain available.

The Neurological Alliance would like to thank all the organisations and individuals from across the neurological community for their work as part of NNAG.  We will continue to lead collaborative efforts to improve outcomes for people living with neurological conditions. Together we are stronger.

NNAG’s main aims:

  • Ensure alignment across all national neuroscience initiatives
  • Troubleshoot emerging issues and problems in neuroscience service delivery that fall outside the scope of the Neurosciences Clinical Reference Group.
  • Develop and coordinate a national programme of service improvement, which will lead to improved quality of care and patient outcomes.

Useful links

NNAG website main page

Optimal clinical pathways for adults with neurological conditions

Neurology Outcomes Away Day – video and summary report

Reports and publications