Upper Limb Neurorehabilitation Service 

11/08/2014 00:00 

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) runs an Upper Limb Neurorehabilitation Service which offers advice on the management of patients with neurological upper limb deficits secondary to central nervous system disease.

The team is particularly interested in seeing stroke survivors who might benefit from more intense treatment of upper limb deficits, especially early after stroke.

Services available include:

A detailed upper limb-focused assessment and report

A thorough discussion of goals, prognosis and advice on symptom management

Where appropriate, we will suggest further intensive in-patient treatment (involving at least four hours therapy per day) as part of a three-week programme at the NHNN.

Referrals to other NHNN services (e.g. spasticity assessment clinic, upper limb Functional Electrical Stimulation clinic, specialist vocational rehabilitation clinic, orthotics clinic).

We will liaise closely with local outpatient and community services and in all cases we will advise on how to achieve long term self-management where able. The service is available to all patients over 16 years of age with a confirmed stroke or other central nervous system diagnosis.

Referrals are accepted from GPs, Stroke Units and Neurologists.

We no longer accept paper referrals from GP practices, GP referrals should be submitted through the eRs system. Tertiary referrals should be sent to: Dr Nick Ward, Reader in Clinical Neurology and Honorary Consultant Neurologist, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Box 146, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG.

Contact: Nick Ward, consultant neurologist, n.ward@ucl.ac.uk, 020 3448 8762.

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