Oxford Neuromuscular Service


The neuromuscular service at John Radcliffe Hospital is recognised by Muscular Dystrophy UK as a Centre for Research and Clinical Excellence. The neuromuscular multi-disciplinary team based at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford is made up of adult and paediatric neurologists, cardiologists, respiratory specialists, physiotherapists, care advisors, surgeons, genetics counsellors.

The neuromuscular multi-disciplinary team based at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford is made up of adult and paediatric neurologists, cardiologists, respiratory specialists, physiotherapists, care advisors, surgeons, genetics counsellors.

The Oxford Neuromuscular team have extensive involvement with national and international groups involved with development of “best practice” in the treatment and care of children and adults living with neuromuscular conditions.

The service is regularly involved in national and international clinical trials.

How to access the service

All referrals for new patients must be made by the patients GP or current medical specialist in writing to the appropriate consultant. Existing patients can use the information provided to them in their clinic letter to contact the relevant person

Main contact number

Rachel Winter medical secretary: 01865 231893

Website:

Oxford University Hospitals

Dr David Hilton-Jones

Dr David Hilton-Jones

Consultant Neurologist

David Hilton-Jones is the lead consultant for adult neuromuscular disorders at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Dr Hilton-Jones established the Oxford Muscle Clinic in 1990 and runs a multidisciplinary clinic covering all neuromuscular disorders. He has a particular interest in the muscular dystrophies, myotonic dystrophy and inclusion body myositis.

Heather Ryan

Heather Ryan

Regional Care Advisor

Heather works with children and adults at the muscle clinics in the West Wing at the John Radcliffe Hospital and also supports families across Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire as part of her regional role. Get in touch with Heather by E: heather.ryan@ouh.nhs.uk or T: 01865 234221.

Jane Freebody

Jane Freebody

Specialist Physiotherapist

Jane works in the West Wing in the adult neuromuscular clinics with Dr Hilton-Jones and Professor Poulton and also runs a physiotherapy follow up clinic and telephone or email advice line. Jane’s particular areas of interest are activity, exercise and orthotics.

Other key people in the team include:

  • Proff Dave Bennett , Neuropathies
  • Dr Ed Blair , Genetics
  • Gael Bretz , Genetics Counsellor
  • Dr Gary Brown , Mitochondrial Disorders
  • Dr Camilla Buckley , Myasthenia And Imune Channelopathies
  • Mr Paul Cook , Tendon/foot Surgery
  • Prof Jeremey Fairbank , Spinal Surgery
  • Dr Colin Forfar , Adult Cardiology
  • Dr Maxine Hardinge , Adult Respiratory And Non-invasive Ventilation
  • Dr Monika Hofer , Muscle Pathology
  • Dr Robin Kennett , Neurophysiology
  • Dr Ravi Knight , Neurophysiology
  • Mr Nick Maynard , Gastroenterology
  • Mr Stewaret Winter , ENT
  • Dr Jackie Palace , Myasthenia And Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes
  • Prof Jo Poulton , Mitochondrial Disorders
  • Dr Waney Squier , Muscle And Nerve Pathology
  • Dr Annabel Nickol , Adult Respiratory And Non-invasive Ventilation
  • Prof Kevin Talbot , Motor Neurone Disorders
  • Prof Martin Turner , Motor Neurone Disorders
  • Mr Tim Theologis , Orthopaedic Surgeon Specialising In Lower Limb Surgery And Gait Lab
  • Prof Huw Watkins , Cardiomyopathies
  • Dr Joel David , Inflammatroy myopathies
  • Dr Isabel Leite , Myasthenia
  • Dr Stephanie Robb , Congenital myasthenia
  • Mr John Elston , Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Mary Quirke , Neuromuscular Nurse Specialist
  • Julie Young , Neuro-Respiratory Physiotherapist
  • Nichola Gabriel , Neuro-Respiratory Physiotherapist

Adult

Clinics are held at John Radcliffe Hospital
  • Adult neuromuscular disease
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Motor neurone disease
  • Adult neuropathy

Children

Clinics are held at John Radcliffe Hospital
  • Congenital myasthenia
  • Paediatric neuromuscular disease
  • Paediatric transition clinics
  • Joint paediatric clinics with orthopaedics
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