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Neuroinflammatory disorders clinic

Neuroinflammatory disorders clinic

A weekly specialist neuroinflammatory clinic that integrates care with current research.

The immune system can affect many different parts of the nervous system – the brain, the spinal cord, the nerves and muscles. Within the clinic we see all types of neuroinflammatory disorders, linking up care with other specialists - both locally and nationally.

On the first visit, you will meet one of the neurologists. They will go over with you the clinical story, discuss the diagnosis, help decide what your needs are, and arrange for further tests if required.

Subsequent visits can be planned after the initial consultation. We very much encourage you to bring your partner and/or close family to the consultation, and recommend that you think in advance about any questions you might like to ask, possibly noting these down on a note-pad to bring with you.

If you are on any regular medications then bringing along a list of these is also helpful.

In addition to this weekly clinic, the Anne Rowling Clinic hosts the Scottish Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) Clinic, which is part of a UK-wide network of specialists who work together to provide the highest quality care to people affected by NMO.

Research opportunities

As a care-research facility, you will be given the opportunity to take part in any relevant research projects. You can register your interest in research by signing up to Rowling CARE. Participation in research is completely voluntary and will not affect patient care.

Personnel

Dr David Hunt, Honorary Consultant Neurologist & Welcome Trust Clinician Scientist Fellow

Dr Katy Murray, Consultant Neurologist

Research Project Co-ordinator: Dawn Lyle

Research Nurses:  Hanne Haagenrud, Christine Weaver

Research Support: Denise CranleyCarol Ostrowski, Norma McDonald

 

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