In addition to their general neurological and neurosurgical services, the department provides 24-hour emergency care and, as QEHB is a major trauma centre, the specialists work as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering urgent and complex care.
The regional centre has eight full-time consultant neurologists and more than 20 other consultants, plus clinical nurse specialists.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham has a dedicated neuromuscular clinic as well as a respiratory failure clinic.
The Respiratory failure clinic provides full respiratory function evaluation / home NIV/ CPAP and Oxygen therapy. The team includes two NIV consultants, a consultant clinical scientist and three specialist Oxygen nurses.
How to access the service
To access the service a patient must be referred by either a GP or a consultant.
Main contact number:
0121 627 2000
Dr Yusuf A Rajabally
Doctor Rajabally qualified and trained in neurology in France, obtaining an MD on genetic neuropathies in 1997. Consultant in Leicester since 2001, running a neuromuscular clinic and involved in clinical research in inflammatory and other acquired neuropathies.
Dr John B Winer
Doctor Winer trained in Neurology at the Middlesex, Guy's and St Mary's hospitals in London, and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Gained his first qualification in 1978. Current research is mainly focused on neuromuscular disease.
Dr Saiju Jacob
Doctor Jacob carried out his neurology training in London and the West Midlands, with doctoral research and fellowship at Oxford. His special interests include neuromuscular and neuroimmunology disorders, with weekly clinics for each.
Dr Nicholas Davies
Doctor Davies trained in Birmingham and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London. Specialist interests include: Neuromuscular disorders, metabolic diseases and ion channel disorders.
Professor Karen Morrison
Professor Karen Morrison graduated from Cambridge in 1983 with a medical science degree and obtained a clinical medicine degree from Oxford. Her main clinical interest is in the development and delivery of patient services for motor neurone disease and neurogenetic disorders.
Dr Hardev Pall
Dr Hardev Pall is a clinical neurologist with an interest in teaching and research. He graduated from Bristol University in 1979 and had postgraduate training in Birmingham, London and Cambridge. Clinical interests in movement and motor neurone disorders. Has clinics for movement disorders and patients for deep brain stimulation surgery.
Dr Shyam Madathil
Doctor Madathil obtained his membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2002. He covers general respiratory medicine with a special interest in non-invasive ventilation and sleep apnoea.
Dr Syed Huq
Doctor Huq trained in the Mersey rotation 2008-2012 and undertook a year's fellowship in sleep medicine & ventilation at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge. Interests include respiratory/non-respiratory sleep disorders, acute and domiciliary non-invasive ventilation.
Other key people in the team include:
- Mrs H Jew , Specialist Nurse
- Mrs C Davis , Specialist Nurse
- Dr R Jain , Consultant Neurophysiologist
- Dr P Mocroft , Consultant Neurophysiologist
- Dr Y A Rajabally , Consultant Neurophysiologist
- Dr C Shirley , Consultant Neurophysiologist
- Dr M Carey , Consultant Neurophysiologist
- Dr S Nagaraju , Consultant Neurophysiologist
- Sleep apnoea clinic
- NIV clinic (follow up)
- Dedicated metabolic disorders clinic
- General neuromuscular clinic