A picture taken outside the Anne Rowling Clinic building of a person walking by in a red coat with a mobile phone in their hand.

Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) clinic

Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) clinic

A regular functional neurological disorder clinic that integrates clinical care with current research.

Members of the functional neurological disorder (FND) research group with NHS Lothian and the University of Edinburgh do some of their clinics at the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic to help integrate research and clinical practice. People seen at the Anne Rowling Clinic have all been referred by their GP for a specialist opinion on an NHS basis. It is expected that these referrals would be typically from the NHS Lothian catchment area. Unfortunately people living with FND from further afield cannot usually be seen. We do however recommend the FND Hope UK provider map for those looking for help from further afield. Please see the relevant link section below.

Research opportunities

The FND research group have various studies running at any one time. Clinicians will inform you if there is a study relevant to your condition that you may be interested in taking part in.


Neurologists: Prof Jon Stone, Dr Veronica Cabreira, Dr Ingrid Hoeritzauer

Neuropsychiatry: Prof Alan Carson, Dr Laura McWhirter

Neurosymptoms FND Guide

Prof Stone has developed an external website and app for people with FND. The 'Neurosymptoms FND Guide' website provides better information for people with FND and has useful information for patients, carers, and family members. You can also read more about the FND research group and find out more about FND.

This link will take you to the Neurosymptoms FND Guide website and app.

Further useful links

Healthcare professionals interested in FND can read more on the FND Society website and the University of Edinburgh's FND research group page.

FND Hope UK (external website)

Find a FND healthcare provider at FND Hope UK (external website)

NHS Lothian's Department of Clinical Neurosciences (external website)

FND Action (external website)

FND Dimensions (external website)