Neurology Services

The Neurology Services Group would like to extend a warm welcome to you via this website.

What is Neurology

The medical specialty of neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. Examples of some common neurological conditions are epilepsy, headache and migraines, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and many more. Some of these conditions are very common, others are quite rare, but in general they are conditions that are ‘lived with’ rather than being life threatening.

GPs provide all the treatment for some of the conditions e.g. some types of headache. For other conditions they refer people to the neurology team, which is based in Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. The consultants will organise investigations, with the aim of making a diagnosis and then the person’s GP and the neurology team will work closely together to provide whatever treatment is required.

NHS DG Neurology Strategy 2011-14

Contact Information

Consultant Neurologist - Dr O Dolezal
Secretary to Dr Dolezal - Elissa Bastow Tel: 01387 241087
Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Nurse: Joy Millar /Liz Clark Tel: 01387 241272
Epilepsy Specialist Nurse: Rhona Sturrock Tel: 01387 241013
Motor Neurone Disease Specialist Nurse: Helen Lennox Tel: 0141 201 2380

Other useful contacts:
Parkinson’s Disease Specialist Nurse: Susan Coull/Shona Graham Tel: 01387 241909
Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist: Dr J Higgon Tel: 01387 244495

Coming to an Out Patient Clinic

When attending the Outpatient Department please show your letter to the receptionist or check in yourself using the airport-style check in kiosks scanning the barcode on your letter

If after you have been given an appointment at an Out Patient Clinic, you are unable to attend please contact the Appointments Centre (Telephone: 0845 602 2812) as soon as possible and you will be given another appointment.

If you are attending the clinic for the first time and have been referred because you have had a collapse or seizure.

Other Useful Links:

Epilepsy Scotland  www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk  
Telephone: 0141 427 4911 or Freephone helpline: 0808 800 2200

Functional Symptoms (neurological symptoms that are real, but cannot be explained) – www.neurosymptoms.org

Healthcare Improvement Scotlandwww.healthcareimprovementScotland.org

Multiple Sclerosis Societywww.mssociety.org.uk

Multiple Sclerosis Trust www.mstrust.org.uk

The Scottish Multiple Sclerosis registerwww.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Quality-Improvement/The-MS-Register

Motor Neurone Disease Societywww.mndscotland.org.uk ,
e mail: info@mndscotland.org.uk ,
Telephone: 0141 945 1077

Neurological Alliancewww.scottishneurological.org.uk

NHS Informwww.nhsinform.co.uk  
Telephone: 0800 22 44 88

Parkinson’s Disease societywww.parkinsons.org.uk  
Telephone: 0808 800 0303

Princess Royal Trust for Carerswww.carers.org  
Dumfries Carers Centre telephone: 01387 248600