Neurology is the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system.
Neurologists diagnose and treat impaired function of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles, as well as the blood vessels that supply them. The most common illnesses that we assess and manage are headaches, epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, dementia, multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injury.
The Gloucestershire Neurology Service aims to provide a patient-centred service to those with acute and chronic neurological illness, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The team consists of medical, nursing and support staff, based at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital with outreach, where possible, to the entire Gloucestershire community.
Brain injury patients are managed by the Gloucestershire Hospitals Brain Injury Team. When appropriate patients are transferred to ward 6A, under the medical supervision of a Consultant Neurologist.
Find out more about the Brain Injury Service.
We have general and sub-specialty outpatient clinics at Cheltenham and Gloucester, a specialist inpatient ward (Ward 6a at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital) and can offer advice 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday, to both local hospitals and GPs.