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The Neurology department specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system – including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles.
The Neurology department at St George’s is part of the Atkinson Morley Regional Neurosciences Centre, based in the Atkinson Morley Wing. There is also a neurology department based at Queen Mary’s hospital. We are the regional tertiary centre for specialist inpatient and outpatient neurosciences services for a population of 3 million people across South-West London, Surrey and Sussex. The department works closely with St George’s University of London in the delivery of specialist teaching, education and research.
Neurology used to be based at the old Atkinson Morley’s Hospital in Wimbledon, where the world’s first CT scanner was developed by Sir Godfrey Hounsfield and James Ambrose. It was the regional neuroscience centre for south-west London and a large part of Surrey and Sussex. In 2003, the unit closed and moved to the new, purpose-built, Atkinson Morley Wing at St George’s, sharing accommodation with the regional cardiothoracic unit.
The department consists of a large team of over thirty consultant staff, including visiting consultants based primarily at other hospitals who provide specialist clinics at St George’s. As well as General Neurology clinics, a wide range of specialist outpatient clinics are provided. There are also ten Clinical Nurse Specialists who provide a range of outpatient clinics and domiciliary care.
The department benefits from having a 30 bed regional Neurology Ward (Kent Ward) for the investigation and treatment of inpatients with complex neurological conditions. The ward also houses the inpatient video-telemetry service and acute rehabilitation beds for patients with major traumatic brain injury. There is also a Neuroscience Day Unit available for patients requiring day case procedures, complex investigations, infusions, or assessment.
The department works closely with the other services within Neurosciences (Neurophysiology, Neuroradiology, Neuropsychology, Neuropsychiatry, Neurosurgery, Neuropathology, Neurorehabilitation and Chronic Pain) to deliver high quality, seamless care to all patients.
St George’s Contacts for Clinicians
A Neurology Registrar is available 24 hours a day for urgent advice to GPs or staff at regional hospitals.
GPs within Wandsworth may also directly message consultants for advice via the Kinesis referral management system.
St George’s Neurology Department Contacts
Kent Ward (Regional Neurology Ward): 0208 725 4671 / 4672
Kent Ward Admissions Co-ordinator: 0208 725 1796
Neurosciences Day Unit: 0208 725 4484 / 4485
Day Unit Admissions Co-ordinator: 0208 725 5188
William Drummond Ward (Hyperacute Stroke Unit): 0208 725 1326 / 1327
Stroke & Transient Ischemic Attack Co-ordinator: 0208 725 4734
Neurology and Stroke Service Manager: 0208 725 4667
Neurosciences Bed Manager: 0208 672 1255 / Bleep 7251
St George’s Neurology Department Secretaries
Please go to your respective consultant or clinician web page to find the up to date contact information for their medical secretary
Queen Mary’s Hospital Neurology Department Contact Details:
(please note: Queen Mary’s run different services to St George’s Hospital and if you have queries regarding your neurological care there please use the contact details below)
Bookings and Referral Team: 0208 487 6290
- General Neurology clinics available every day, Monday-Friday
- Specialist Neurology clinics delivered throughout the week (see below)
- Rapid access First Fit clinic for suspected epilepsy
- Rapid access TIA clinic
- Rapid access Acute Neurology Clinic (HOT Clinic)
- Hyperacute Regional Stroke Service
- Regional neurology ward for the treatment of complex neurological conditions and head injury
- Neuroscience Day Unit for inpatient and day case diagnostic procedures and treatment.
- Multidisciplinary Multiple Sclerosis clinic every Tuesday morning.
- Close integration with regional neurorehabilitation services
- Telephone advice to GPs and regional district general hospitals 24 hours a day.
Neurology, Stroke and Neurorehabilitation: Consultant Staff
There are over 50 consultant staff members. All have clinical sessions at St George’s Hospital, but many have a primary base elsewhere in the regional neurosciences network across South-West London and Surrey. Please see the clinicians listed on this page for further details of their secretaries and primary hospitals.
- Neuropsychology Clinical neuropsychology service
- Cognitive Neurology clinic
- Neuroradiology – Venous sinus stenting for IIH
Please visit our Neurosciences Booking and Referral Centre for instructions on how to refer to Neurology.