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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 are postponing our Botox migraine and dystonia treatments. We will be in touch as soon as we can with a new appointment.

All Rehabilitation Botox clinics with Dr Somasuntram have been cancelled for April and May 2020. We will be monitoring the situation and will update this website if there are further changes to future appointments for June onwards.

 

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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