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Information for Neurology Patients

Please see: "Getting the best from Neurological Services in Gloucestershire"

Neurology staff see patients as outpatients at Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals and as inpatients on both sites.

Inpatients are treated either under our own care on the neurology ward (Ward 6a at Gloucestershire Royal) or after referral from other hospital consultants. 

 

Outpatients 

Where are they held?

Outpatients clinics are held in Cheltenham General Hospital in West Block or Prestbury Block outpatients.

At Gloucestershire Royal Hospital clinics are held in the main outpatients department by the Main Entrance.

The department's specialist nurses also hold clinics in some community hospitals. 

New appointments with a doctor have a 30 minute slot, follow-up patients 15 minutes.  Not all patients need as much or as little time as they are allotted and so it is inevitable that clinics, if fully utilised, may run late. 

We endeavour to inform patients of any unreasonable delay.  All neurology outpatients, whether with consultant, neurology trainee or specialist nurse will be under the care of a named neurology consultant. After an outpatient appointment a letter is written to the patient's GP summarising the appointment and further plans.

 

Inpatients 

The consultants cover the care of patients on Ward 6a on a rota. The consultant that a patient sees in outpatients or as a referral on another ward may not be under the care of that consultant on ward 6a.  However, medical continuity is ensured through communication between consultants.

Discharge: On discharge from hospital a letter is sent to the patient's GP containing the most important medical details.

 

Services

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital Clinics

 

    What? Who?
Monday am

 

General/EMG

General

General (alt weeks)

 

Fuller

Martin

Golestani

  pm

Epilepsy Nurse

MS Nurse

Higgins

Warner

Tuesday am

White Matter/Movement Disorder

General/Movement Disorder

Martin

Golestani

       
Wednesday am

Epilepsy Nurse

Higgins

  pm

MS Nurse

Warner

Thursday am

 

Bot Tox

Epilepsy/General

Epilepsy

General

General (alt weeks)

Neurophysiology

Epilepsy Nurse

 

Fuller/Martin/Silva

Fuller

Silva

Martin

Golestani

Oware

Higgins

  pm

Neurophysiology

Oware

Friday am General

Fuller

Silva

Golestani

Cheltenham General Hospital Clinics

 

   

What?  

Who?

Monday  

am

General

General (alt weeks)

Silva

Golestani

Tuesday  

am General

Fuller

Collyer

  pm Epilepsy Higgins

Thursday  

am General Morrish

Friday  

am General Martin

Other Clinics

Richard Warner runs an MS clinic at Cirencester on the third and at the Dilke hospital on the first Thursday afternoon each month.