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Neurology

Neurology is the medical speciality dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the nervous system. Common neurological disorders include:

  • Headache disorders such as migraine
  • Loss of consciousness eg epilepsy
  • Stroke/TIA
  • Neurodegeneratives disorders such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's disease (and other cognitive disorders), Motor Neuron Diseases
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • And other conditions the GP feels may be neurological

Investigations used in neurology include MRI scans and Neuropyhsiology.
Treatment of neurological disorders may include medication or surgery (neurology will refer on to neurosurgery if necessary).

Description of service

The neurology department is a dedicated multi-disciplinary team that aims to provide an effective, efficient patient focused service. The department provides a range of neurological tests as part of both an inpatient and outpatient service. We have excellent links with the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery from Northwick Park Hospital and with Charing Cross Hospital from Central Middlesex Hospital.  Patients may be referred to these specialist hospitals if they require more complex investigation or management.

The department has a special interest in neurodegenerative disorders especially Parkinson's, young onset dementias, multiple sclerosis and stroke. The department is closely linked to the Dementia and Neurodegenerative Disease Clinical Research Network for North Thames (NT DeNDRoN) as the Director and the Parkinson’s disease lead are consultants in the department. Patients therefore have excellent access to information about research in these areas and the option to participate if they wish.

There are six general neurology outpatient clinics per week at Central Middlesex Hospital as follows:

Dr Kaplan General Neurology Outpatient Clinics
• Monday mornings
• Tuesday afternoons
• Thursday mornings

Dr Molloy General Neurology Outpatient Clinics
• Monday afternoons
• Tuesday mornings
• Thursday afternoons

There are 5 general neurology outpatient clinics per week at Northwick Park Hospital as follows:

Dr Mummery General Neurology Outpatient Clinics
• Monday mornings
• Thursday mornings

Dr Leary General Neurology Outpatient Clinics
• Tuesday mornings
• Wednesday afternoons

Dr Trip General Neurology Outpatient Clinics
• Thursday afternoons

The Neurophysiology services at Central Middlesex Hospital are as follows:
Nerve Conduction Studies & EMGs – Mondays and Wednesdays
EEG – Monday to Friday

Locations

Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals

Neurology outpatient clinics are held in the outpatients area near the main entrance. The majority of inpatients are based on Herrick ward on level 8 of the ward block.

Central Middlesex Hospital

The neurology department is situated on the first floor of Central Middlesex Hospital.

Contacts

  • Outpatient Bookings Centre
    020 8235 4200 9.00am - 4.00pm
  • Service Manager
    020 8869 2350
  • Dr Ponsford's Secretary
    020 8453 2347 9.00am - 5.00pm

Central Middlesex Hospital

  • Dr Kaplan & Dr Molloy Secretaries
    020 8453 2247 9.00am - 5.00pm

Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals

  • Dr Mummery's Secretary
    020 8869 2615 9.30am - 2.30pm
  • Dr Leary's Secretary
    020 8869 2623 8.00am - 2.00pm
  • Dr Trip's Secretary
    020 8869 2623 9.00am - 5.00pm

Consultants and other key staff

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