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Neurology

Neurology is the medical specialty dealing with disorders of the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves (nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord). We provide a specialist service for people with neurological conditions, including diagnosis, treatment and support.

 

 

 

 

Team

The neurology team includes the following members:

Consultant Neurologists
Dr Sandeep Ankolekar
Prof Carl Clarke
Dr David Nicholl – Clinical Director
Dr Arul Sivaguru

“In the Neurology department we are focused on delivering specialist neurological and Stroke rehabilitation services. We are currently developing our Hyper-Acute Stroke Unit…Our experienced and highly-skilled team are committed to providing patients with effective rehabilitation services.”

Associate Specialist in Neurology
Dr Jawed Ismail

Clinical Nurse Specialists
Ms Dawn Brookfield (multiple sclerosis)
Ms Julie Edwards (headache disorders)
Ms Sally Thompson (multiple sclerosis)

Clinician Specialist
Ms Stephanie Maw (multiple sclerosis)

Consultant Specialist in Neuro-Physiotherapy
Mr Peter Harding

Services

The neurology team sees patients who have been admitted through our Accident & Emergency department with neurological conditions (or suspected conditions) and those who have been referred to us by their GP.

We offer a range of tests to diagnose neurological conditions including MRI scans, CT scans and neurophysiological tests such as brain wave studies (available 24 hours a day), tests on the nerves and muscles and tests of nerve responses. We also have 24 hour access to the neuroscience facilities at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for emergency diagnosis and can refer patients there for neurosurgery.

We offer a comprehensive specialist service for people with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, parkinson’s disease, visual problems related to neurological conditions, chronic headaches, tremor, brain injury and stroke, which includes diagnosis, treatment, support and rehabilitation where appropriate.

Our team deliver high quality care and seek to give all of our patients the best possible treatment.

Patient Stories

Please feel free to share your experiences of this service. Please e-mail your views to swbh.comms@nhs.net

Patient Information

Patient information leaflets
Essential Tremor
Lumbar puncture

Useful websites

For more information about some of the conditions we treat please see the links below:

Epilepsy Action
http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/

Migraine Action
http://www.migraine.org.uk/

Multiple Sclerosis Society
http://www.mssociety.org.uk/

Multiple Sclerosis Trust
http://www.mstrust.org.uk/

Parkinson’s UK
http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/

The Stroke Association
http://www.stroke.org.uk/

Contacts

If you have any questions or concerns about your condition or treatment please contact your consultant’s secretary by calling the hospital switchboard and asking for them (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm).

Hospital Switchboard: 0121 554 3801

Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Nurse Specialists
0121 507 6647
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

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