The West 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 Bob Ballantine
Dr Bob Ballantine is specialist doctor who runs a myotonic clinic within the neuromuscular service.
Dr Maria Farrugia
Dr Farrugia is a Consultant Neurologist.
Regional Care Advisor
Wilma has been employed as a Specialist Neuromuscular Advisor since July 2008. Wilma's background of being a Clinical Nurse Specialist supporting children and families facing life changing issues. This has provided her with plenty of transferable skills for supporting adults and children facing a variety of challenging situations. Wilma works closely with the Scottish Muscle Network for Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area, helping to promote and develop neuromuscular services across the West of Scotland. Get in touch with Wilma by E: Wilma.firstname.lastname@example.org or T: 0141 354 9204.
Neuromuscular Specialist Nurse
Caroline Carmichael is a Neuromuscular Specialist Nurse
Marina Di Marco
Other key people can be found: www.smn.scot.nhs.uk
Clinics are held at Southern General Hospital
- Neuromuscular clinic
- Respiratory clinic
- Myotonic clinic