Movement disorders

About

Our movement disorders service is based at Charing Cross Hospital and provides specialist services for inpatients and outpatients. We see people with suspected movement disorders or conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. GPs can also refer directly into this service for investigation of abnormal movements such as tremor, slowness and restlessness. Pending that assessment you may be referred for further investigations or treatment. We provide all medical and surgical treatments for these disorders currently available in the UK.

We have six specialist neurologists, one specialist surgeon and a dedicated specialist nurse who provides clinical support to all patients and a dedicated clinical trials unit to allow access to novel treatments and research opportunities and are closely allied to the neurosciences academic unit at Imperial College London.

Conditions and treatments

Our team provides clinical care for all patients with abnormal movements and particularly care for patients with Parkinson’s disease and similar disorders at any stage of their disease (diagnosis, treatment, complex etc.) and provide specialist Botulinum toxin treatment clinics.

We provide expertise in the management of tremor, functional movement disorders, dystonia, hereditary movement disorders (including Huntington’s disease) and cognitive problems associated with movement disorders. We offer all nationally available treatments (including apomorphine, duodopa, deep brain stimulation and other surgical procedures) for Parkinson’s disease.

Clinical trials and research

We are currently conducting a trial of MR guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) for essential tremor. Our active clinical trials unit offers patients the opportunity to become involved in research and novel therapies, and we have clear academic ties with Imperial College London.

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