The Neurology Services Group would like to extend a warm welcome to you via this website.
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.
Locum consultant neurologist - Dr O Dolezal
Associate specialist doctor - Dr S Donaldson
Neurology medical secretary - Ms E Bastow. Tel: 01387 241087
Clinical specialist nurse for multiple sclerosis - Ms E Clark. Tel: 01387 241272
Clinical specialist nurse for Parkinson’s disease - Ms S Coull. Tel: 01387 241909
Other health professionals are:
Glasgow based West of Scotland specialist nurse for Motor Neurone Disease: Ms C Ferguson. Tel: 0141 201 2380
The Physical Disability Team based in Dumfries. Tel: 01387 244454
Consultant clinical neuropsychologist: Dr J Higgon. Psychology Department Tel: 01387 244495
Physiotherapy: 01387 241452
Occupational therapy: 01387 241022
Dietetics: 01387 241568
Speech and Language Therapy: 01387 241422
Specialist Palliative Care Team: 01387 241983
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.
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 Scotland – www.healthcareimprovementScotland.org
Multiple Sclerosis Society – www.mssociety.org.uk
Multiple Sclerosis Trust – www.mstrust.org.uk
The Scottish Multiple Sclerosis register – www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Quality-Improvement/The-MS-Register
Neurological Alliance – www.scottishneurological.org.uk
NHS Inform – www.nhsinform.co.uk
Telephone: 0800 22 44 88
Parkinson’s Disease society – www.parkinsons.org.uk
Telephone: 0808 800 0303
Princess Royal Trust for Carers – www.carers.org
Dumfries Carers Centre telephone: 01387 248600