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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.

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The neurology team includes the following members:

Consultant Neurologists
Prof Carl Clarke

Dr Arul Sivaguru

Dr David Nicholl

“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.” 

Service Manager
Jayne Redfern

Associate Specialist in Neurology
Dr Jawed Ismail

Clinical Nurse Specialists
Ms Julie Edwards (headache disorders)
Mr Bradley White (multiple sclerosis)

Ms Denise Hughes (epilepsy)
Ms Maryam Shafiei (headache disorders)


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.

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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 553 1831

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

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