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Patients are often referred to neuropsychology because they are experiencing cognitive (memory, language or concentration) difficulties and have a neurological condition. In addition, we also see a number of patients with cognitive difficulties that do not have a diagnosis.
Some patients are referred with functional symptoms and present with motor and sensory symptoms or ‘funny turns’ that cannot be explained medically.
Our role is to conduct a thorough psychological and/or cognitive assessment with the patient. We will initially invite patients for a consultation to gain more information about their difficulties and, if appropriate, ask them to attend further appointments to complete a neuropsychological assessment and tests. This information is used to identify areas of cognitive strengths and if there are weaknesses, we may be able to help with some strategies for managing those. In addition, the results will contribute to your neurologist’s understanding of your condition.
Sid Watkins Building
This building hosts our Complex Rehabilitation Unit, some outpatients services, pain management services, corporate services and more.
External referrals for the functional neurological disorders (FND) service are accepted only via neurology.
Internal referrals for cognitive and/or psychological assessment (not FND related) to the Neuropsychology Department
Neuropsychology Department Consultants
Dr Jayne Martlew is a Consultant Neuropsychologist at The Walton Centre. She is joint clinical lead of the Functional Neurology Team and also Head of the Neuropsychology Department.
Dr Jacqui Vinten is a Consultant Neuropsychologist at The Walton Centre. She is the deputy lead for the Neuropsychology Department and has specialist interests in epilepsy and neuro-oncology.
Dr Shelly Morris-King is a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and Head of Inpatient Neuropsychology at The Walton Centre.
The Functional Neurological Disorders Service provides multidisciplinary assessment and onward referral to appropriate treatment services.
The neuropsychology inpatient service provides assessment and support to Walton Centre patients during their inpatient stay.
Page last updated: 01 June 202167