Neurology

Neurology involves 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 and degenerative diseases, multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injury.

We work closely with our colleagues in the Stroke service, Radiology and Neurophysiology. The St Helier site has a specialist inpatient neuro-rehabilitation team, made up of highly specialist occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech therapy. The team's role is to provide specialist assessment, rehabilitation and pathway planning for patients with neurological conditions. They work closely with the neurology consultants, ward teams and community neuro therapy teams in Sutton, Merton and other surrounding areas. The team also maintain close links with St George's hospital and other specialist neuro-rehabilitation centres.

Outpatient clinics

There are general neurology clinics at Epsom Hospital and at St Helier Hospital Monday to Thursday and a multiple sclerosis nurse specialist clinic on Thursdays at St Helier Hospital.

Key staff

Dr Phillip Fletcher, Consultant Neurologist and Clinical Lead

Dr Paul Hart, Consultant Neurologist

Dr Min Htut, Consultant Neurologist and Neurophysiologist

Dr Peter Jenkins, Consultant Neurologist

Dr Caroline Lovelock, Consultant Neurologist

Dr Jananee Sivagnanasundaram, Consultant Neurologist

Paul Turner, Epilepsy Nurse

Sarah Evans, Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Nurse

Opening hours

Epsom and St Helier hospitals: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm.

Contact details

For new patient queries, please call: 020 8296 2968

You can reach the team at St Helier on 020 8296 3355 / neurology-sth@nhs.net

You can reach the team at Epsom on 01372 735 032 / neurology-egh@nhs.net

 

St George's Hospital

Kent Ward: 020 7672 1255, ext 4671/4672
William Drummond Ward (stroke): 020 8725 1326, ext 1326/1327

How to refer

All consultant-led clinics are on eRS. There are specific pathways for:

  1. Headaches- please follow the South West London headache pathway [docx] 199KB and complete the South West London regional headache referral form [docx] 53KB if no red or amber flags.
  2. First fits – First FIT clinic referral form [docx] 71KB (note not for known epilepsy or under age 16)

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