Neurology

Neurology

 Neurology covers problems with the brain, spinal cord, nerves, neuromuscular junction and muscles, such as:

  • Headache
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Motor Neurone disease
     

We treat most neurological conditions with some exceptions. For example, elderly patients who have Parkinson’s disease as well as other medical issues are looked after by our care of the elderly staff. Chronic fatigue syndrome is managed in primary care.

Specialist first seizure/epilepsy clinics are run from Peterborough City Care Centre twice a week on Monday and Wednesday mornings.

Contact

Catherine Semple MS Specialist Nurse

Neurologist - Dr JW Thorpe - Lead Consultant for Multiple sclerosis

Our services

 We provide our consultancy service to inpatients and outpatients.

Our consultants are linked to the neurosciences centre at Addenbrooke's Hospital, where additional specialist investigations and inpatient care are provided.

Multiple sclerosis specialist nurse 

  • information about Multiple sclerosis
  • coping with your diagnosis
  • managing your symptoms
  • recognising and managing relapses
  • treatment options
  • reviewing your symptoms and advice
  • our ‘nurse-led’ clinics at Peterborough City and Stamford Hospitals
  • support and information to family members and carers
  • liaise with physiotherapy, occupational therapy, continence advisers, speech therapists and social services
  • provide a link between care in hospital and the community.

Further Support

The MS Society Peterborough branch provides advice and support to people with MS and their carers:

The MS Society runs a free, confidential helpline:

The Multiple Sclerosis Trust provides information for anyone affected by multiple sclerosis, and education programmes for health professionals, funding for research and campaigning for specialist multiple sclerosis services: Call 01462 476700  www.mstrust.org.uk   

Department of Health Multiple Sclerosis Decisions (guidance for Disease Modifying Therapy www.msdecisions.org.uk   

Wobblers (local young person’s group) Call Richard Morgan on 01733 757747 or email richardmorgan@bigfoot.com

MS Therapy Centre, Huntingdon, call 01480 458688 www.hpcmstc.co.uk 

 

Click here for links to the MS service at Addenbrooke’s Hospital        
     

Contact us:

  • Contact centre 01480 847444

  • Dr Tracey Graves Consultant Neurologist (secretary - not for appointed related issues) 01480 442827

Clinics: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, 9am -1pm

Appointment waiting times:

  • Average waiting list is 8 weeks (shortest in the area)
  • Those who are clinically urgent will be seen sooner than this
  • Patients referred on the first fit pathway - will be seen within 2 weeks
  • Outpatient MRI scans - about 4 weeks (tests performed in Addenbrooke’s 6-8 weeks)

We offer a full range of investigative facilities for outpatients, including CT and MRI performed on site. Neurophysiological investigations such as EEG and EMG are performed in Addenbrooke’s.

The department is supported by community-based Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis nurses, who share care with the hospital and offer support and advice helplines.

The department works closely with the physiotherapy, occupational therapy and orthotics departments and patients are referred to these departments if required.

Day case facilities for infusion treatments and investigations are available at Addenbrooke’s and patients can be directly linked into these. The Neurology Department can also admit patients to the Neurology ward at Addenbrooke’s if required, as the Consultants work in both hospitals