Most of the patients they see are referred from Neurology, Neurosurgery, Paediatrics and Orthopaedics. The department’s aim is to help confirm a diagnosis and assist with the treatment or management of the patient’s condition.
The North of Scotland adult neuromuscular service is supported by the Scottish Muscle Network. The Scottish Muscle Network (SMN) is a national managed clinical network (NMCN) originally established in 1998 with charitable funding from the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. The SMN is now funded by NHS National Services Division (NSD).
How to access the service
Patients can be referred to the service by a consultant or GP.
Dr A Cozens
Dr Helen Gregory
Neuromuscular Specialist GP
Dr Anthony Bateman
Dr. Bateman is a Consultant in Critical Care and Long Term Ventilation and an Honorary Part Time Senior Lecturer with the University of Edinburgh. He leads the home ventilation team which runs simultaneously at the MND clinics and provides community support for patients in the Lothians.
Dr Cheryl Longman
Neuromuscular Specialist Nurse
Other key people in the team can be found: www.smn.scot.nhs.uk
Clinics are held at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
- Neuromuscular clinic
- Myotonic dystrophy clinic