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Dr Simon Hammans is an experienced Neurologist at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester and the Wessex Neurological Centre, Southampton General Hospital. He has a private practice at Nuffield Health, Chichester Hospital.He also consults at the Spire Hospital Southampton
Dr Hammans trained at the University of Cambridge, St Thomas’s Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
The comprehensive range of services provided by Dr Hammans includes outpatient general neurology as well as inpatient services. His practice includes common problems such as headaches, dizziness, seizures, Parkinson’s disease, tremor, neuralgia and gait disorders. He is experienced in the use of Botulinum toxin for movement disorders affecting the face and neck.
He is Director of the Wessex Regional Muscle and Nerve service and has a specialist interest in Neuromuscular disorders and Genetics.
Areas of interest
I am interested in general neurological disorders, including headache; dizziness; weakness; walking difficulties; ataxia; epilepsy; myasthenia; loss of consciousness; Parkinson's disease.
I have specialist expertise in Neurogenetics; Neuromuscular disorders; Muscle disorders.
I provide expert reports on clinical negligence cases, but no longer provide this service for personal injury cases.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Neurologist at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester and the Wessex Neurological Centre, Southampton General Hospital.
Dr Hammans completed a research thesis with Professor Anita Harding at the Institute of Neurology concerning the Genetics of Muscle Disorders. He was awarded the Noble prize for his research.
He has published more than fifty peer reviewed research papers and has co-authored a book on Neurogenetics.
1984 Wainwright Prize in Medicine. (Junior Medical Prize)
1985 Cheselden Medal for Surgery. (Senior Surgical Prize)
1985 Mead Medal in Medicine. (Senior Medical Prize)
1985 Seymour Graves Toller Prize. (Overall Medical Prize)
1985 Distinction in Final MB. (Pathology)
1989 MRC Training Fellowship awarded.
1992 Winifred Ladds Scholarship.
1992 Queen Square Prize.
1993 Noble Prize for MD dissertation. (Cambridge University)
- MB BChir Cambridge University 1985
- MD Cambridge University 1990
Reference number 3083844
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians 1988
Details of entry to specialist register
- Neurology, 1996