Oswestry Neuromuscular Diseases Service

Contact information

01691 404000
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
SY10 7AG

52.8844671, -3.0335905

The Oswestry Neuromuscular Service is located at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital. The neuromuscular service aims to provide a full diagnostic and clinical management service for both children and adults living with a neuromuscular condition.

As part of the diagnosis process, patients may have blood tests, including genetic tests when appropriate, neurophysiological testing (electrical testing of the nerves and muscles), muscle MRI (imaging) and a muscle biopsy (a piece of muscle taken and looked at via a microscope).

Patients will have regular assessments of their muscle function and strength by a physiotherapist, assessments of respiratory and cardiac function, diet and nutrition and bone health. In addition, the service provides advice and information regarding health and wellbeing, education and employment, equipment, housing adaptations and benefits e.g. Personal Independent Payment (PIP), care packages, personal assistants, etc. There are also facilities at RJAH for Orthotics, serial casting and gait analysis.

How to access the service

Referrals to the Neuromuscular Service can be made via a patient's GP, Hospital or Community doctor. Patients on the caseload can contact the Specialist Nurse and/or Neuromuscular Care Advisor directly for advice and support.


Children & Adults

Clinics are held at Royal Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Children's Outpatient Department. These include:

  • Neuromuscular Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) clinics
  • Physiotherapy and Nurse-led clinics 
  • Symptom Control clinics
  • Arthrogryposis clinic
  • Joint orthopaedic clinics
  • Mobile muscle clinics to review patients at home.

The team

Professor Tracey Willis

Paediatric Neurologist

Professor Tracey Willis is the lead consultant neurologist; her speciality research interests include DMD, FSHD, SMA and MRI in Neuromuscular Conditions and Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome. She was involved in designing and setting up the Global FKRP registry for limb girdle muscular dystrophy 2I, congenital muscular dystrophy and other FKRP related disorders. She is chair of the West Midlands Neuromuscular Network and Chair of the National Muscle Interest Group. She is the regional representative for the national SMA MDT and part of the FSHD and DMD working groups. She is a visiting professor for Chester University. 

Dr Richa Kulshrestha

Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability

Richa Kulshrestha is a Consultant Paediatric Neurodisability at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr Kulshrestha specialises in Paediatric Development (Neurology) and her research interests are inherited neuromuscular disorders, paediatric epilepsy, neurology and spinal cord injury.

Dr Christopher Hine

Paediatric Respiratory Consultant

Dr Hine is a specialist paediatric respiratory doctor who assesses, monitors and treats patients with a range of neuromuscular and associated respiratory conditions. He is interested in medical education and research and has led independent studies on non-invasive testing of lung disease as well as supporting large, international trials across a range of respiratory issues. 

Dr Mark Roberts

Consultant Neurologist (Adult)

Dr Mark Roberts is based at Salford Royal Hospital, Manchester. He attends monthly Adult Muscle Clinics.

Dr Yvette Easthope-Mowatt

Specialist Clinical Psychologist



Nick Emery, Specialist Adult and Children Neuromuscular Physiotherapist

Jenny Moustoukas, Specialist Neuromuscular Physiotherapist

Kate Strachan, Senior Physiotherapist


Specialist Nurse & Care Advisor

Clare Bassie, Neuromuscular Clinical Nurse Specialist, Tel: 01691 404493

Kerry Jones, Nurse Care Advisor, Tel: 01691 404333



James Jones, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) HUB

Amy Wyatt, Neuromuscular Research Physiotherapist, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) HUB



Nicola Jones, Secretary to Prof. Willis                             Tel: 01691 404047

Debbie Davies, Secretary to Dr Kulshrestha                 Tel: 01691 404378

Leanne Crow, Secretary to Dr Hine                               Tel: 01691 404693

Elise Powell, Pathway Co-ordinator                                Tel: 01691 404375

Jill Lamb, Booking Clerk                                                       Tel: 01691 404486

Cathy Beckett, Booking Clerk                                             Tel:  01691 404693             


Associated Specialists at RJAH

Mr Nigel Kiely, Consultant Adult & Paediatric Surgeon

Mr Simon Hill, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Jayesh Trivedi & Mr Neil Davidson, Consultant Spinal Surgeons

Mr Tony Twist, Dietician


Other Consultants working with the Team:

  • Dr Adrian Morley-Davies, Consultant Cardiologist (Adult) based in University Hospital North Midlands. Attends Combined Clinics four times a year at RJAH
  • Dr Suman Kundu, Consultant Cardiologist (Adult) based in Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. Attends Combined Clinics four times a year at RJAH
  • Dr Ashish Chickermane, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, based at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Attends Combined Clinics four times a year at RJAH
  • Dr Ajit Thomas, Adult Respiratory Consultant based in University Hospital North Midlands
  • Dr Martin Samuels, Consultant Paediatric Respiratory Physician based in University Hospital North Midlands
  • Dr Julie Vogt, Consultant Clinical Geneticist based at based at Birmingham Women’s & Children’s Hospital.
  • Professor Derek Willis, Consultant in Adult Palliative Care based at Severn Hospice, Shropshire.