Neurology

Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve, neuromuscular junction and muscle.

The commonest conditions we manage are epilepsy, migraine, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy and dementia.

We provide services at Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, and Andover War Memorial Hospital. We are based predominantly in the outpatient department but conduct inpatient consultations on the wards at the request of other consultants.

We work closely with our regional hub, the Wessex Neurological Centre in Southampton, where our consultants work for part of the week.

We sometimes order investigations on patients after a consultation. The majority of these investigations are performed at HHFT (MRI and CT imaging, EEG and blood tests), others are performed in Southampton (nerve conduction studies, EMG, lumbar puncture and nuclear medicine imaging). Neurology inpatient admissions and day case visits are arranged at Southampton.

 

Clinical Staff

Consultant Neurologists:

Dr Christopher Kipps – General Neurology and Cognitive Disorders

Dr Adrian Miller – General Neurology and Neuromuscular Disorders

Dr Alice Manson – General Neurology and Movement Disorders

Dr Wojtek Rakowicz – General Neurology and Neuromuscular Disorders

Dr Claudio Ruffmann – General Neurology and Movement Disorders

Dr Mazan Sabah - General Neurology 

Dr Maciej Jurynczyk - General Neurology 

 

Neurology Nurse Specialists:

Andrea Burch – Neurological Rehabilitation

Tracy McElwaine – Parkinson’s Disease

Kim Morley – Epilepsy Specialist Nurse/Midwife Practitioner, RHCH 

Debbie Rooke – Neurological Rehabilitation

 

Neurology Research:

Lesley Mackinnon – Research Co-ordinator

 

Managerial, Secretarial and Administrative Staff

 

Senior Operational Services Manager (long-term conditions): Melissa Way

Operational Services Manager (long-term conditions): Jo Quinn

 

Specialty Coordinators:

Sharon Crook (Basingstoke)

Tina Flye (Winchester)

 

Specialty Administrators:

Tracey Hanson (Winchester)

Laura May (Winchester)

Donna Pink (Basingstoke)

Hayley Thatcher (Basingstoke)

 


Inpatient Referral Information for HHFT Medical Staff

For urgent advice, Consultant and Registrar colleagues can contact the HHFT duty Consultant Neurologist directly via switchboard.

Inpatient consultations can be requested by submitting a purple form (to the Neurology secretary at Winchester or Basingstoke).

Out of hours, the on-call Neurology Registrar and Consultant for the Wessex region can be contacted via the University Hospital Southampton switchboard (023 8077 7222).

Advice should first be sought from the patient’s current HHFT Neurologist wherever possible. 

 

 

 

 

 


updated 10 April 2018

Contact information

Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital: 01256 313256

Royal Hampshire County Hospital: 01962 824507

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