Specialist Care

We are currently compiling a list of specialist care clinics and care providers specifically for the diagnosis and treatment of Functional Neurological Disorders, including Non Epileptic Attack Disorder.

This list does not replace the care that can be provided by your local Neurology department or care provider, but provides contact details of unique specialised clinics to which you may want to consider getting a referral.

This page will be updated regularly.

If you are a medical professional or care provider specifically for those diagnosed with a Functional Neurological Disorder, and would like your details added to this page, please contact us at contact@fndaction.org.uk.


LOCATION:
Bristol
Referrals accepted from South West

SERVICES AVAILABLE:
Specialist outpatient clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of Functional Neurological Disorders.

CONTACT DETAILS:
Dr Monica Mohan (Consultant Neuropsychiatrist)
Dr Dane Rayment (Consultant Neuropsychiatrist)
Dr Elizabeth Mallam (Consultant Neurologist)
Rosa Burden Centre
Southmead Hospital
Bristol
BS10 5NB

Tel:  01174 140 451/2
Fax: 01174 140 477
Email: hannah.ferris2@nbt.nhs.uk

CURRENT WAITING TIMES:
Approx. 6 months, variable
Cancellation list available


LOCATION:
Cambridge
Referrals accepted from East of England

SERVICES AVAILABLE:
Specialist outpatient service for the diagnosis, and treatment, in some locations only, of Functional Neurological Disorders. Funding has been applied for to expand the service to include treatment options for patients from all postcodes.

CONTACT DETAILS:
Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Hills Road
Cambridge
CB2 0QQ

Tel: 01223 257 161
Email: marilyn.dean@addenbrookes.nhs.uk

CURRENT WAITING TIMES:
18 week target
Cancellation list available


LOCATION:
Edinburgh
Local Service for NHS Lothian. Regional Service for other NHS Services in South East Scotland (NHS Fife, NHS Borders, NHS Forth Valley, NHS Dumfries and Galloway) – Usually via Consultant Neurologist or other Consultant led referral.

SERVICES AVAILABLE:
Specialist outpatient service for the diagnosis and treatment of all types of Functional Neurological Disorder including movement disorder, seizures, cognition.

CONTACT DETAILS:
Dr Jon Stone (Neurology), Dr Alan Carson (Neuropsychiatry), Dr Killian Welch (Neuropsychiatry)
Dept Clinical Neurosciences
Western General Hospital
Edinburgh EH4 2XU

Tel: 0131 537 1167
Email: steph.fleming@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

For university page see – https://www.ed.ac.uk/clinical-brain-sciences/research/diagnoses-disease-targets/functional-disorders

From May 2018:
Dept Clinical Neurosciences
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
51 Little France Crescent
Old Dalkeith Road
Edinburgh EH16 4SA

CURRENT WAITING TIMES:
Up to 7 months


LOCATION:
London
Referrals accepted from all areas of the UK

SERVICES AVAILABLE:
Specialist outpatient service for diagnostic and treatment advice for Functional Movement Disorders and other Functional Neurological Disorders. Daycare based physiotherapy program for functional movement disorders.

CONTACT DETAILS:
Professor Mark Edwards (Professor of Neurology)
St George’s University Hospitals
Atkinson Morley Wing
St George’s Hospital
Blackshaw Road
Tooting SW17 0QT

Tel: 0208 725 4627
Email: jane.lynch@stgeorges.nhs.uk

CURRENT WAITING TIMES:
Up to 6 months for outpatient assessment
Cancellation list available


LOCATION:
London
Referrals accepted from all areas of the UK

SERVICES AVAILABLE:
Specialist outpatient ‘Functional Neurology Clinic’ in department of Psychological Medicine at King’s College Hospital – for the diagnosis and treatment of Functional Movement Disorders (especially paralysis) and other Functional Neurological Disorders.

CONTACT DETAILS:
Dr Tim Nicholson
Consultant Neuropsychiatrist & Clinical Lecturer
Department of Psychological Medicine
King’s College Hospital
Denmark Hill SE5 9RS

Lucindy Acheampomaa
Tel: 0203 228 3963
Email: Lucindy.Acheampomaa@slam.nhs.uk

CURRENT WAITING TIMES:
2-4 months
Cancellation list available


LOCATION:
Manchester
Referrals are accepted from throughout the Northwest of England, although patients who do not have a GP within the Manchester metropolitan area will need individual funding to be agreed by their local Clinical Commissioning Group before they can be seen. We will advise on this process upon receipt of any relevant referrals.

SERVICES AVAILABLE:
Specialist outpatient service delivering psychological assessment and therapy (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy) for Functional Neurological Disorders.

CONTACT DETAILS:
Dr Richard J. Brown
Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Functional Neurological Disorders (FuND) Service
Gaskell House
Manchester
M13 0EU

Tel: 0161 277 1140
Email: richard.brown@gmmh.nhs.uk


LOCATION:
Sheffield
Referrals accepted from all areas of the UK.

SERVICES AVAILABLE:
Specialist outpatient service for the diagnosis and treatment of Non-epileptic Attack Disorder and other Functional Neurological Disorders. Outpatient psychotherapy for Non-epileptic Attack Disorder and other Functional Neurological Disorders.

Consultants with special interest in Functional Neurological Disorders:
Dr Richard Grunewald
Professor Markus Reuber

CONTACT DETAILS:
Department of Neurology
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Glossop Road
Sheffield
SW10 2JF

Tel: 0114 226 8763
Email: judith.o’dea@sth.nhs.uk

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