Dorset Neuromuscular Service

Contact information

01202 263273
https://www.uhs.nhs.uk/OurServices/Brainspineandneuromuscular/NeuromuscularWERMANS/Neuromuscular.aspx
220 Tremona Road
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SO16 6HW

50.934798, -1.4331933

The Dorset Neuromuscular Service is affiliated to the Wessex Regional Muscle and Nerve Service. Patients are initially seen by specialist consultants in Southampton and can then attend a satellite multi-disciplinary clinic with Dr Adrian Miller at Poole Hospital.

Some patients are seen by the local consultant neurologist or rehabilitation team but can still access the specialist neuromuscular physiotherapist and neuromuscular care advisor based at Poole Hospital and carry out review clinics and home visits, as well as attending the consultant-led clinic.

How to access the service

Referrals to the Specialist Consultant and Multidisciplinary Clinic must be made by the patient’s GP or hospital doctor.

Individuals with a confirmed diagnosis of a neuromuscular condition may refer themselves to the Advisor or Physiotherapist. Referrals are also accepted from other health professionals, family members or carers, with the knowledge and permission of the person concerned.

The team

Kathryn Docherty

Neuromuscular Care Advisor

Kathryn Docherty is the Neuromuscular Care Advisor for Dorset. She covers children and adults, providing support and advice to people with neuromuscular conditions, their families and other health and social care professionals. Kathryn is an Occupational Therapist by background and she is experienced in neurology and community work.

Dr Adrian Miller

Consultant Neurologist

Suni Narayan

Neuromuscular Physiotherapist

Clinics

Adult

Clinics are held at Poole Hospital

  • Multidisciplinary Neuromuscular Clinic 
  • Weekly Neuromuscular Therapy Led Clinic

Children

Clinics are held at Southampton Hospital

  • Multidisciplinary Neuromuscular Clinic