Resources for Professionals

We can offer support to a range of professionals working in the field of MND research and care.

MND Scotland serves as a knowledge base for professionals working with people affected by MND.

As well as funding research and providing information, care and support to people affected by MND, we also offer a range of services to support professionals in their roles.

These include financial support, where appropriate, as well as providing learning opportunities and information resources.

Information and Library Service

MND Scotland has a comprehensive Information and Library Service for professionals and people with Motor Neurone Disease. We have books, journals, conference proceedings and a collection of DVDs on issues pertaining to MND; such as palliative care, disability issues, community care and healthcare.

Education Service

Our Education Service allows professionals, interested organisations, people with MND, family members and carers to learn more about Motor Neurone Disease.

As a part of the service we can organise study days for health and social care professionals and provide in-house awareness raising sessions for employers, such as care agencies and social work staff.

We also run information sessions for families of the recently diagnosed, in conjunction with the MND Clinical Specialist Team.

Videos on Living with MND 

We have developed a series of animated videos using the real voices and experiences of people affected by MND. Topics covered in these videos are preventing trips and falls, when to get a feeding tube fitted and coping with choking. 

Professional Development Grant

MND Scotland offers a Professional Development Grant, which allows professionals to meet the costs of attending relevant MND-related conferences and training courses. The grant can be used to cover event fees, registration costs, travel and accommodation.

Gordon Aikman Scholarship

This grant allows people living with MND, their carers and health and social care professionals, to apply with practical ideas for research and development, informed by their own experience of living or working with the condition.

MND Factsheets

We offer a comprehensive set of Factsheets for everyone with an interest in Motor Neurone Disease. 

Factsheets cover a wide range of topics, such as coping with MND, information for carers and research drugs and trials.

Additional Resources

There are numerous internal and external resources which contain useful information for people with an interest in Motor Neurone Disease.

The following external resources may be particularly useful to professionals working in the field of MND research and care:

Latest news and events

Find out what's happening at MND Scotland.

New research projects announced

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MND Scotland is funding three brand new research studies into MND.

16 August 2019

Benefits petition handed in to 10 Downing Street

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A petition which will prevent two-tier benefits system for dying Scots has been handed in to Downing Street

07 August 2019

Ultra Challenge for Marathon Mum in aid of MND

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Fife Mum is taking on a gruelling ultra-marathon along the coast of Tiree, for charity MND Scotland.

16 July 2019

Dalbeattie duo “Would Walk 500 miles” for MND

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Mother-daughter duo, Kate and Olivia, are taking on a 500-mile walk in memory of Kevin.

11 July 2019