The Neurology Department at the L&D provides a comprehensive General Neurological Service to the local population and surrounding areas. The Clinical team consists of six part-time consultants who also work at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, and three Specialist Nurse Practitioners in Multiple Sclerosis.
The Department participates in research projects in Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. In addition to the General Neurology Clinics we have the following sub-speciality clinics.
Referrals are accepted via E-RS only.
Botulinum Treatment (Consultants; Dr Andrew Gale, Dr Paul Watts; Specialist Nurses; Ruth Shaw,
Rhyan Smith, Lesley Bates)
Multiple Sclerosis, (Dr Gale; Consultant, Mr Huseyin; MS Advanced Nurse Practitioner and MS Specialist Nurse)
Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Nurse clinic (L&D outpatients Monday and Thursdays (Disease Modifying Clinic), at Luton Treatment centre Wednesdays. Domiciliary visits if required) We provide comprehensive care throughout disease trajectory including all NICE approved medications)
Parkinson’s Disease (Prof. Schrag; Consultant)
Pregnancy in Epilepsy (Dr Linda Parsons, Consultant)
Specialist Headache clinic monthly (Dr Anna Cohen)
To families of all our patients, we wanted to give a reminder that sadly, at both Bedford and the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, we are still unable to allow any visitors on site, unless there are exceptional circumstances, for example in maternity or children’s departments, or for those patients who are receiving palliative treatment at the end of their lives, on a case-by-case basis.
At Bedford we will call one designated member of family every day between 1.30pm and 4.30pm with a daily phone update. Those who miss a call back during this time and are concerned can contact the helpline on 01234 730500.
For the Luton & Dunstable, we are offering a dedicated Next of Kin helpline for family members who want to check up on their loved ones – please nominate one family member to call 01582 718884 between 8am and 6pm.