Many neurological conditions can cause problems with bladder, bowel or sexual function. We offer a multidisciplinary approach to try and help people with such difficulties.

The clinical department is led by Professor Clare Fowler who specialises in clinical neurology of the bladder and sexual dysfunction. Her particular interests include severe detrusor overactivity due to neurological or non-neurological causes, bladder dysfunction in the context of advancing neurological disease and urinary retention in young women (Fowler’s syndrome).

Professor Fowler and the department have made several contributions to Uro-neurology including:

  • Established uro-neurology as a sub-speciality in UK.
  • Introduced several new treatments for severe detrusor overactivity. Most recently helped to establish detrusor injection of Botox to treat severe detrusor overactivity as a clinic procedure
  • Described eponymous syndrome of urinary retention in young women, researched pathophysiological mechanisms of condition and established treatment programme of sacral neuromodulation
  • Involved in many clinical trials, both “investigator lead” and commercial drug trials of new agents to treat detrusor overactivity or sexual dysfunction of both genders.

Conditions treated

We treat the following conditions:

  • Neurogenic and idiopathic detrusor overactivity
  • Non-urological urinary retention
  • Fowler's Syndrome

Dr Jalesh Panicker

Dr Sohier Elneil Uro-Neurology, Urogynaecology
Dr Jalesh Panicker Uro-Neurology
Ms Mahreen Pakzad Uro-Neurology, Urology

 Contact details

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Ground Floor, Queen Mary Wing  
Queen Square
London, WC1N 3BG

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 3418 / 020 3448 4713

General enquiries
Email: uclh.enquiry.uroneurology@nhs.net

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 3418 / 020 3448 4713
Fax: 020 3448 4748

Service manager - Jalesh Panicker
Email: jalesh.panicker@nhs.net

 Patient testimonials

"Life is more pleasant"

"It is nice to be once more in control"