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Neurology

 

Neurology

 

How to find us

Our clinics are held in the Main Outpatients Department (MOPD) in Area K

and in the Neurophysiology Department, Area J.

The nearest parking is in Car Parks 3 and 4. There is disabled parking outside.

Click here for the hospital map


Services

  • General neurology
  • Neuro-rehabilitation
  • Specialist clinics including Headache, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, first seizure, botulinum toxin

 

Due to Covid-19 we had to postpone the Botox migraine and dystonia treatments in March. 

The clinics are now slowly starting to resume and we will be in contact with you as soon as we can with a new appointment. 

Please bear with us whilst we try to get through everyone as fairly as we can. 

Please expect at least an 8 week delay on your appointment. 

 

All Rehabilitation Botox clinics with Dr Somasuntram had been cancelled for April, May and part of June 2020. We are now resuming this clinic and appointments will be sent out in the post.

 

We will be monitoring the situation and will update this website if there are any further changes.  Thank you for patience.

 

Helplines –  advice to patients and health professionals

Monday – Friday 8.30 am to 4 pm    

MS Helpline:            01604 523929

Epilepsy Helpline:    01604 544926

Headache Helpline: 01604 544635

e-mail: ngh-tr.neurology@nhs.net

Patients can call the MS Helpline 01604 523929 and although the service has been scaled down the phone line will be checked and phone call messages if not answered will be returned within 24-48 hours during Mon-Fri.

 

For people with MS on Disease Modifying Therapy (DMT):

Experts in the MS community have provided specific guidance on the use of DMTs in light of the Covid-19 situation, which can be found in the web link below:

https://www.mstrust.org.uk/news/update-coronavirus-covid-19-and-multiple-sclerosis/


What should I bring to my appointment?

Please bring a list of any medication you are currently taking. 

Please bring a witness account of any blackouts/seizures.

For MS clinics, please also bring a urine sample.

 

How much time should I allow before my appointment?

Please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment in order to report to reception.

 

About the team

The neurology team includes two consultant Neurologists, a consultant in Neuro-rehabilitation and specialist nurses in epilepsy, neurology, headache and multiple sclerosis (MS).

 

Consultants

  • Dr Nithi
  • Dr Tomlinson
  • Dr Somasuntram

Medical Secretaries:

Kath Suer (Dr Nithi) Tel No. 01604 545284

Nicola Smith (Dr Tomlinson/Dr Somasuntram) Tel. No. 01604 545850

 

Specialist nurses

  • Mel Goodwin       (Epilepsy)

     Epilepsy Helpline: 01604 544926

Medical secretary - Karlie Blackmore Tel. No.01604 523154

 

  • Angela Abdallah (Headache/Neurology)

      Headache Helpline: 01604 544635

Medical secretary - Karlie Blackmore Tel. No. 01604 523154

 

MS specialist nurses

  • Emma Matthews
  • Beryl Cobb
  • Nicola Conway

MS Helpline: 01604 523929

MS Coordinator - Karen McCrea Tel. 01604 545846

 

Parkinson’s Disease nurses

(Please note nurses are based at Favell House)

Tel. 01604 678045

 

 

Useful contacts/Links on other websites


Any other information

A range of patient leaflets are available within the clinics including epilepsy, headache, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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