The Bristol service is provided by a team of neuromuscular specialists which includes:
- Two Consultant Neurologists and two Paediatric Neurologists with a specialist interest in neuromuscular conditions
- Specialist Physiotherapists who can provide a knowledge resource for physiotherapy teams across the South West as well as offering physiotherapy review during specialist clinic consultations
- Neuromuscular Advisors who provide support and advice for affected children and adults and their families
- A Specialist Clinical Psychologist who provides a knowledge resource for psychology teams and some direct specialist assessments for over 16s
The team also offer a number of outreach specialist clinics around the region. Further information is available on the South West Neuromuscular ODN’s website.
How to access the service
Referrals to the Specialist Consultants must be made by the patient’s General Practitioner or hospital doctor.
Dr Anirban Majumdar
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Dr Anirban Majumdar is a Consultant Paediatric Neurologist providing a specialist neuromuscular service for children. He is based at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust and offers specialist clinics in Bristol along with outreach clinics around the South West.
Dr Kayal Vijayakumar
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Dr Kayal Vijayakumar is a Consultant Paediatric Neurologist providing a specialist neuromuscular service for children. She is based at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust and offers specialist clinics in Bristol along with outreach clinics around the South West.
Dr Andria Merrison
Dr Andria Merrison is a Consultant Neurologist providing a specialist neuromuscular service for adult patients in the North of the region. She is based at North Bristol NHS Trust and runs specialist clinics in Bristol along with outreach clinics in Gloucester and Taunton.
Dr Clare Wood-Allum
Dr Clare Wood-Allum is a Consultant Neurologist providing a specialist neuromuscular service for adult patients in the North of the region. She is based at North Bristol NHS Trust and runs specialist clinics in Bristol along with outreach clinics in Plymouth and Truro.
Ann Morgan provides support for adults and children in Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and children in South Gloucestershire. Ann is based at Southmead Hospital, Bristol and attends clinics in Bristol and Taunton.
Elaine Burrows provides support for adults and children in Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon, Wiltshire and adults in South Gloucestershire. Get in touch with Elaine T: 0117 414 1185.
Neuromuscular ODN Co-ordinator
Jo is the Co-ordinator for the SW Neuromuscular Operational Delivery Network. She is based at Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust. Her role is to coordinate the day to day activities of the network and includes communications with patients across the South West who are registered with the network, informing them of any events that may be of interest, and communications with professionals in the area aiming to improve knowledge of neuromuscular conditions across specialities.
Nicola works as the Adult Neuromuscular Specialist Physiotherapist covering the North of the region; she is based at North Bristol NHS Trust but also attends the Taunton and Gloucester outreach clinics.
Dr John Ashworth
Specialist Clinical psychologist
Dr John Ashworth is a Counselling Psychologist with significant experience of working with clients dealing with the impact of living with a long-term health or neurological condition.
He offers psychological support as part of the neuromuscular multi-disciplinary clinics seeing adults for brief therapy to support them with any difficult feelings associated to their health condition, liaising with other mental health services as appropriate.