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- Stroke medicine
I am Professor of Clinical Neurology and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), University College Hospitals (UCH) NHS Foundation Trust. I have over a decade of consultant experience in diagnosing and treating acute stroke, transient ischaemic attack, as well as other neurological conditions that can look like them, such as migraine, seizures, etc. I run specialist outpatient clinics and attend the hyperacute and acute stroke units within the comprehensive specialist stroke service at University College Hospital and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square. I also lead a research group specialising in disease of the small arteries of the brain that can cause brain haemorrhage and cognitive problems. I am Head of the Department of Brain Repair and Rehabilitation at UCL Institute of Neurology, and am stroke speciality lead for the National Institute of Health Research Clinical Research Network: North Thames. I contribute to national and international education and clinical guidelines, and regularly lecture at national and international conferences. I have published numerous research articles and have also contributed to several textbooks.
Areas of interest
Cerebrovascular disease; stroke; transient ischaemic attack (TIA); diagnosis of stroke and TIA; migraine; cerebral hemorrhage; cerebral small vessel disease; cerebral amyloid angiopathy; superficial siderosis; vascular cognitive impairment
- Helen Kershaw
- University College London Hospitals Comprehensive Stroke Service 8-11 Queen Square London WC1N 3BG
- 020 3448 3416
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neruology and Neurosurgery, University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Prof Werring is leading a research program into stroke, with a particular interest in neuroimaging and small vessel disease, especially intracerebral haemorrhage and cerebral amyloid angiopathy. He is Chief Investigator for the CROMIS-2 (Clinical Relevance of Microbleeds in Stroke) study (www.ucl.ac.uk/cromis-2), and for studies of blood pressure lowering after brain haemorrhage, and new imaging biomarkers for cerebral amyloid angiopathy.
He is Stroke specialty clinical lead for the NIHR North Thames Clinical Research Network and a Fellow of the European Stroke Organization. He is chair of the European Stroke Organization Education Committee, member of the British Association of Stroke Physicians Scientific Committee and the UK Stroke Forum Scientific Committee.
Prof Werring has published over 180 publications, many in the field of cerebrovascular disease, and has contributed to numerous book chapters.
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2013
- PhD UCL 2000
- MBBS Guy's Hospital Medical School 1992
- Stroke Association Clinical Training Fellowship National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery 2002
Affiliations / memberships
Association of British Neurologists
British Association of Stroke Physicians
Fellow of the European Stroke Organisation
- National Hospital for Neurology &...
- 16:30 - 19:00
- 020 3448 8952
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.