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)
Although on the 19 July 2021 regulations around the use of facemasks / coverings and social distancing will change across the country, at Bedfordshire Hospitals all COVID infection prevention control measures currently in place will remain the same.
The Trust has decided it is currently not safe to lift all restrictions at our hospitals.
Everyone attending our sites will still be required to wear a facemask (unless medically exempt), adhere to social distancing and attend your appointments alone especially in our Emergency Departments and Outpatients (exclusions apply to our paediatric patients and those requiring carer support)
Visiting is now permitted on most of our adult inpatient wards in a controlled manner. Appointments need to be pre-booked with ward staff.
Full details about attending our hospitals and visiting is available here.