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The Motor Nerve Clinic at St. George’s Hospital diagnoses and manages patients with motor neurone disease (MND) and related disorders. It is our aim to treat patients with MND holistically, by strengthening links with multi-disciplinary teams in the community and work closely with other specialties at St. George’s Hospital.

The respiratory team work closely with Neurology in the treatment of specific disorders including neuromuscular disease and MND. The respiratory team consists of a Consultant Physician, Nurse Specialist Consultant, Consultant Clinical Scientist and Physiologists providing thorough assessments and treatment. Once referred, patients complete respiratory assessments involving breathing tests to assess lung capacity, and the strength of the respiratory muscles.

In addition, a sleep study may be organised, which can be done at home, and will check oxygen levels to ensure  lungs and muscles are working correctly when asleep.  At the appointment, symptoms and test results are discussed, as well as treatment that may be suitable to support breathing. We we review patients regularly to monitor our patients’ breathing and requirements from the treatment.

Neurology team members of the motor nerve multi-disciplinary team include:

Dr. Clare Galtrey Consultant Neurologist

Dr Pablo Garcia Reitboeck Consultant Neurologist

Dr Min Htut Consultant Neurologist

Kiran Jawaid  Neuromuscular Coordinator

Respiratory team members of the motor nerve multi-disciplinary team include:

Dr Nicola Walters Consultant in Respiratory and General medicine

Dr Susannah Leaver Consultant Intensive Care and Respiratory Medicine

Samantha Prigmore Respiratory Nurse Consultant

Sara Parsons Consultant Clinical Scientist