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I qualified from Cambridge then Oxford University medical schools, and undertook neurology and subsequently clinical neurophysiology training in Newcastle followed by Queen Square (London) and Sydney. At Addenbrooke's I lead the Clinical Neurophysiology service, where we investigate diseases of peripheral nerve and muscle as well as interpret tests of the brain to investigate suspected epileptic seizures.
At Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital I provide a full neuromuscular service using EMG (electromyography) and nerve conduction studies (no EEG or other specialist tests - they are available privately via Addenbrooke's). I commonly investigate patients with problems such as tingly or numb fingers, sciatica or other nerve root symptoms, and weakness suspected to be caused by nerve or muscle problems. I regularly perform tests to help diagnose rare diseases of the nerves and muscles. I am always happy to explain the tests I perform since they are unfamiliar to most patients and many doctors too. By understanding the investigation you will appreciate its role in diagnosis and how it helps inform decisions about treatment.
Areas of interest
Electromyography (EMG); nerve conduction; carpal tunnel syndrome; ulnar neuropathy; peripheral neuropathy; myopathy; plexopathy; ; radiculopathy; myasthenia gravis; tingly fingers; nerve injury; Electroencephalography (EEG); epilepsy; video telemetry; 24h EEG; sleep EEG; evoked potentials;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Lead Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology,
Ulnar neuropathy, peripheral nerve pathology, tremor
- FRCP RCP London 2015
- PhD University of Cambridge 2006
- BMBCh Oxford University 1997
- MA Cantab Cambridge University 1998
- PG Cert Med Ed Anglia Ruskin University 2007
Reference number 4433653
Affiliations / memberships
British Society for Clinical Neurophysiology
Royal College of Physicians
International League Against Epilepsy
Medical Protection Society
- Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, Impington,...
- 16:00 - 20:30
- 01223 266900
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Via Sharon Fryer, see previous contact details