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.
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
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