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The neuromuscular unit provides a specialist multi-disciplinary approach to the clinical management of neuromuscular disorders. We treat patients from across Southwest London, Surrey and Sussex.

Neuromuscular disorders are diseases that affect the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord, the muscles, or the connections between these. These conditions can cause a wide range of symptoms including loss of sensation, alteration of sensation, fatigue, muscle weakness. They can sometimes also cause respiratory and cardiac problems.

Services are provided by a multi-disciplinary team of specialists who aim to manage the symptoms, increase mobility and improve function.

Some patients will be referred to St George’s for diagnosis, but many patients are referred with existing conditions that need specialist treatment and management.

Most patients will be seen as outpatients in the Atkinson Morley Wing at St George’s Hospital.

As a regional specialist centre, the neuromuscular disorders team works closely with clinical teams from across St George’s and other hospitals in south west London and Surrey. We have close links with the respiratory and cardiac teams. We also work with GPs and community therapy teams to help patients manage their condition and symptoms outside of hospital.