The NHS Lothian Neuropsychology Services provide assessment, therapy and rehabilitation to people who have had an acquired brain injury or are affected by a neurological illness. The services are located at the Western General Hospital, Astley Ainslie Hospital, Anne Rowling Clinic and within the CRABIS Service in West Lothian. 

There is a video at the bottom of this page that descibes in more detail the work carried out by the Neuropsychology Services in NHS Lothian.

There are additional videos in the 'Patient Stories' and in the 'Families and Carers' sections. These cover the following topics:

"What was it like being referred to a neuropsychology service?"
"What were the sessions like?"
"How did the sessions benefit you?"
"What tips and strategies have you learned from your sessions?"
"The impact that neuropsychology sessions can have on family members"

The videos on this website were produced thanks to a grant provided by Brain Tumour Action 
and we are grateful to the charity for their support. 
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Tasks carried out by the neuropsychology departments include: 

  • Assessing cognitive functioning (memory, concentration and decision making)
  • Offering support and rehabilitation to manage problems with cognition
  • Assessing psychological distress and supporting people with adjustment to their neurological condition
  • Supporting family members
  • Research, audit, supervision and teaching


Who is this website for?

The website is designed for patients, relatives, professionals and students who may be interested in accessing or working with the neuropsychology service. 


What is neuropsychology?

Neuropsychology aims to understand how the brain is affected by injury or illness. This involves assessing changes in thinking (cognition), behaviour, personality and mood. Neuropsychologists help people to manage the changes they have experienced by using cognitive rehabilitation​ and psychological support.

Why have I been referred? 

You may have been referred to the Neuropsychology Service by your Doctor or Specialist Nurse because they think it would be helpful for you and them to understand more about how your injury or illness is affecting you. 

Please see the Neuropsychology Assessment section for more information about what your appointments will involve. The patient stories are people's experiences of using the neuropsychology services.


How can I refer a patient to the Neuropsychology Service?

Please see the referral criteria for each department in the Neuropsychology Department section of the website

Where can I find out more information about neuropsychological symptoms and ways of managing them?

The Cognition and Psychological Impact sections of the website contain helpful information and resources

Video: the Neuropsychology Services in NHS Lothian


Last Reviewed: 22/01/2016