The Neurology service provides specialist care to patients across Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales and the Isle of Man. Our network of satellite clinics operates from 15 acute hospitals, providing both outpatient services and support to inpatients. It is a large and busy neurology service which in 2020/21, saw almost 70,000 new and follow up outpatients and treated over 3,500 inpatients in either The Walton Centre’s day case or ward facilities.
A multi-skilled professional team includes 46 consultants and 28 specialist nurses, who work alongside an experienced therapy team to provide the holistic and multidisciplinary care required for our patients. Sub-speciality clinics are also provided in epilepsy, movement disorders, headache, neuromuscular, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, vascular and neuro myelitis optica.
Dr Silver established the headache service at The Walton Centre in 2004 and since that time has expanded this service to include four headache subspecialist consultants and two clinical nurse specialists.
Dr Sundus Alusi has been a Consultant Neurologist since 2004 and has a special interest in movement disorders. Since 2020 she has been the clinical lead for movement disorders at The Walton Centre.
Dr Wojciech Pietkiewicz is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre.
Dr Christine Burness is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre. She is joint clinical lead of the Functional Neurology Team and also the Trust Guardian of Junior Doctor Safe Working.
Dr Roger Mills is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre.
Dr Aji is currently a Consultant Neurologist, specialising in epilepsy at The Walton Centre and also provide general neurology clinics to Ysbyty Gwynedd and in North Wales.
Dr Panicker is currently the lead for risk and clinical governance in neurology.
Dr Martyn Bracewell read Medicine at Oxford (Open Exhibition, Magdalen) before doing his PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, Boston.
The headache service provides clinics to support four consultants specialising in headaches
The Functional Neurological Disorders Service provides multidisciplinary assessment and onward referral to appropriate treatment services.
Our specialist nurse service provides patients, families, carers and other health professionals information and advice regarding epilepsy and its management.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most common potentially disabling disease of the central nervous system affecting young adults.
Epileptic seizures occur when there is an episode of abnormal electrical activity within the brain.
Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones.
The MS nurse service offers support, advice, information and education to those with a diagnosis of MS.
Providing specialist advice, support and education for patients, and their carers, who have Parkinson’s disease and related disorders
We offer a comprehensive diagnostic, therapeutic and support service for adult patients with neuromuscular disorders (NMD)
The Integrated Neurology Nurse Service (INNS) was created to bring care closer to patients in their own communities.
Neuromyelitis Optica is a rare neurological condition and is characterised by relapses affecting the optic nerves and spinal cord.
The Walton Centre runs a clinic for patients with a range of neurogenetic disorders, principally various forms of cerebellar ataxias.
Cognitive neurology is the field that deals with brain diseases which primarily affect thinking.
Page last updated: 10 August 202167