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Neurology

  

Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system.


Please click Neurology Referral Guidance  for advice on:

  • Transient loss of consciousness/possible seizure
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Headache
  • Tremor and Parkinson’s disease
  • Visual disturbance/diplopia/suspected optic neuritis
  • Transient ischaemic attack
  • Focal weakness
  • Giddiness/dizziness/imbalance
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Conditions covered by Neurology at UHCW

  • All general neurology
  • Seizures/Epilepsy
  • Movement Disorders, eg dystonia, tremor, ataxia, Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis or other CNS Inflammation
  • Neuropathies / Myopathies
  • Refractory Headaches / Migraine / Cluster Headache
  • Genetic Neurological Disorders (but not for genetic counselling)
  • Non-central (ie. non-ENT) vertigo

Referral to Neurology is generally NOT appropriate for:

  • Established Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME unless new neurological symptoms and signs
  • Headaches without red flags not tried on first line treatments +/- CT head (not MRI)
  • Elderly patients with non-specific dizziness but no neurological signs

Senior Medical Staff

Dr Naghme Adab General Neurology and Epilepsy
UHCW and SWFT Warwick 02476 96 5215

Dr Holger Allroggen General Neurology and Epilepsy, Clinical Director for Neurosciences
UHCW and Hospital of St Cross Rugby 02476 96 5211

Dr Tarunya Arun General Neurology and Multiple Sclerosis/CNS Inflammation/Sarcoidosis
UHCW and SWFT Warwick 02476 96 5212

Dr Andrea Lindahl General Neurology and Movement Disorders/Parkinson’s Disease
UHCW and Hospital of St Cross Rugby 02476 96 5216

Dr Eleanor Pye General Neurology and Multiple Sclerosis
UHCW and George Eliot Hospital Nuneaton 02476 96 5216

Dr Abdullah Shehu General Neurology and Multiple Sclerosis
UHCW and Stratford Hospital 02476 96 5017

Dr Lucy Strens General Neurology and Movement Disorders/Parkinson’s Disease
UHCW and Hospital of St Cross Rugby 02476 96 5216

Dr Lara Teare General Neurology and Movement Disorders/Parkinson’s Disease
UHCW and George Eliot Hospital Nuneaton 02476 96 5114

Dr Antony Thomas General Neurology and Headache/Motor Neurone Disease
UHCW and George Eliot Hospital Nuneaton 02476 96 5114

Dr Mohamed Belhag (Associate Specialist) General Neurology/MS/Botulinum Toxin treatment
UHCW 02476 96 5017

Urgent Contact

Duty consultant available Monday – Friday 9:00 – 17:00 for acute neurology advice and there is an on call consultant available out of normal working hours: tel UHCW 02476964000

Registrar on call Bleep 1281 via switchboard 09:00 -21:00

CNS Staff

Parkinson’s Disease Hannah Martin 02476 96 4955
Epilepsy                    Paula Taylor 02476 96 5221
Multiple Sclerosis     Jeanette Spicer 02476 96 5128
Multiple Sclerosis     Wendy Hartland
Multiple Sclerosis     Sylvia Lyons
Multiple Sclerosis     Laura Smith
Headache                 Vacant currently

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