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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 Neurophysiology. 

Treatment of neurological disorders may include medication or surgery (neurology will refer on to neurosurgery if necessary).

Our services

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.


Clinics

Central Middlesex Hospital 

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

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

Ealing Hospital 

  • General neurology clinics: Monday am, Tuesday am, Thursday am
  • Specialist clinic for epilepsy: Monday pm 
  • Specialist clinic for Parkinson's disease: Monday pm 
  • Pathway to rehabilitation at Clayponds Hospital
  • Neurophysiology at Central Middlesex Hospital
  • Nerve Conduction Studies and EMGs – Mondays and Wednesdays 
  • EEG – Monday to Friday. 

Northwick Park Hospital

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

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

  • Dr Trip General Neurology Outpatient Clinics 
    • Thursday afternoons.  

Main contacts:

Outpatient Bookings Centre (9am - 4pm)
020 8235 4200 

Service Manager 
020 8869 3470
 

Central Middlesex Hospital

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

Dr Kaplan and Dr Molloy Secretaries (9am - 5pm) 
020 8453 2247 


Ealing Hospital
Information coming soon.

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.

Dr Mummery's Secretary (9.30am - 2.30pm)
020 8869 2615 

Dr Swyanes's Secretary (8am - 2pm)
020 8869 2623 

Dr Trip's Secretary (9am - 5pm)
020 8869 2623 

Dr Anand Trip, Consultant in Medical Neurology 

Special interests: Multiple Sclerosis and Neuro-Ophthalmology

Biography: Dr Trip studied at the University of Edinburgh Medical School and did postgraduate neurological training in London where he also completed a PhD at the UCL Institute of Neurology. He is a Consultant Neurologist at Northwick Park Hospital and also at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square. He sees patients with all types of neurological problems but has a special interest in neuroinflammatory disorders, neuro-ophthalmology and headache. At Northwick Park, he has two general neurology clinics, provides neurological input to the Regional Rehabilitation Unit and shares in-patient ward referral duties with the other consultant neurologists.

Dr Catherine Mummery, Consultant in Medical Neurology 

Special interests: Dementia and Epilepsy

Biography: Cath Mummery graduated from University College Hospital London in 1990 and did a PhD in cognitive neurology at the Institute of Neurology, UCL. She completed her specialist neurology training at National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) and at Kings College Hospital and was a consultant at KCH from 2002-2004. She has been in her current post as consultant neurologist at NHNN and NPH since 2004. She is associate clinical director at NHNN and lead neurologist at NPH.

She is interested in all forms of neurological disorder and undertakes general clinics and ward reviews at NPH. She has a particular interest in memory disorders and in epilepsy and leads the national cognitive disorders service at NHNN. She is the lead for clinical trials in dementia at NHNN.

Dr Orlando Swayne, Consultant in Medical Neurology

Biography: Orlando Swayne studied medicine at Cambridge University and then at the Royal Free School of Medicine, where he graduated. He completed his neurology specialist training in London, and obtained a PhD in Neuroscience from UCL. He has an academic interest in the control of movement by the brain, and in Neurorehabilitation following stroke, having done original research in these fields both at the UCL Institute of Neurology and at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in the USA. He also completed a post-training fellowship in Neurorehabilitation.

Dr Swayne was appointed in 2013 to his current post as consultant neurologist both at Northwick Park Hospital and at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN). He is an honorary Senior Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Neurology, and is a member of the Management and Strategy Group for the UCL Partners Centre for Neurorehabilitation Research. At the NHNN he is clinical lead for the Albany Rehabilitation Unit, while at Northwick Park he is neurology trust lead for audit and for education.

Dr Sophie Molloy, MBBChBAO MRCPI MD, Consultant in Medical Neurology 

Special interests: Parkinsons and movement disorders, dementia

Biography: Dr Molloy is a consultant neurologist with a specialist interest in movement disorders and neuropsychiatry. She is based at Central Middlesex Hospital on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and runs general neurology clinics on those days (Tuesdays in morning). She is also linked to Imperial and has a Movement Disorder service there, based at Charing Cross. She has a strong interest in clinical trial activity and offers her patients opportunities to become involved in clinical research where appropriate. She is the Neurology and DeNDRoN lead for North West London Clinical Local Research Network.

Dr Charles Kaplan, Consultant in Medical Neurology 

Special interests: Stroke

Dr Josephine Swanton, Consultant in Medical Neurology