The Trust

Neurology

We provide a comprehensive neurological services delivered by visiting consultants Dr Silverdale and Dr Gosal from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
 
We manage patients with a wide variety of Neurological problems including:

  • Parkinson's disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Headache
  • Neuromuscular disease

We also work closely with the Stroke Unit and the Neurosurgery Unit.

Parkinson's nurse service changes - February 2019

The trust previously operated a support service provided by a single specialist nurse for local patients with Parkinson’s disease. Around 400 patients were under the care of this service, which is linked to a visiting neurology consultant service provided by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. 

The nurse delivering the service left our employment in March 2019 and as this is a ‘single-handed’ service which we do not believe is clinically or financially sustainable in the long term, we notified our commissioners (NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG) that we will no longer be able to provide it beyond this date.

Both the trust and the CCG felt that transferring the service to a larger provider would be in the best interests of patients as it would be less vulnerable to staffing issues and benefit from a greater collective skill base and economies of scale. 

The CCG is currently liaising with neighbouring trusts to explore the feasibility of securing a new provider of the service as a matter of urgency. In the meantime, the trust undertook a review of all patients under the care of the service and, where it was felt any action is required in the short term, this was escalated to their GP for appropriate consideration and referral.

We understand the current uncertainty around the future of the service will cause some anxiety among patients and their families, however we and our commissioners are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and will work closely with any new provider to ensure a smooth and safe transfer of the service.

Our facilities

The neurology service is an outpatient service. All referrals and patient appointments are managed directly by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust with clinics held weekly at Macclesfield and bi-weekly at Congleton War Memorial Hospital.

Our team

We work as a multi disciplinary team to provide holistic patient care for all of our patients. The team consists of consultants, specialist nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, pharmacists and administrative staff.

More information

Specialist neurology services are provided by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
Main switchboard - 01625 661782

Outpatient appointments - 0161 206 4100

Name

Title 

Number

Dr M Silverdale

Consultant 

01625 661782

Sam Frost

Medical Secretary

01625 661782

 

 

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