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Neurosciences is a combination of three key specialties including Neurology, Stroke and Clinical Neurophysiology.

We have two dedicated wards at UHNM. Ward 127 is home to our Acute Stroke Team, located next to the Trent Building entrance.  Ward 120 (Neurology) is also located on the main corridor of the Trent building at the Royal Stoke site. Our Neurology Ambulatory Care Unit had moved to the County Hospital site, on the 2nd Floor.

We operate consultant and nurse-led clinics in Outpatients for new patients and on-going diagnosis management. 

Our Clinical Neurophysiology department is a regional specialty service which offers support to the Neurology team in helping to diagnose problems such as Epilepsy and Carpal Tunnel.  They work closely with many other departments in the hospital.

We have a team of 40 administration and clerical staff who oversee operational issues, as well providing secretarial support to nurses and consultants.

Specialist Registrars help to deliver outpatient clinics and ward care in conjunction with consultants.  Trainee doctors also provide assistance on our wards.

We work closely with other Trusts and currently provide Outpatients clinics in surrounding areas.​

Neurology/Stroke consultants


Neurology Consultants

Dr Brendan Davies, Regional Headache Specialist Lead & Joint Clinical Lead for Neurology
Dr Carl Mann, Clinical Lead, Movement Disorders & Parkinson's Disease Specialist
Dr Jonathan Partridge, Consultant Neurologist, MND Specialist
Dr Simon Ellis, Consultant Neurologist, & Neurological Behaviour Specialist​
Dr Adnan Al-Araji, Consultant Neurologist & MS Specialist
Dr Martina Mockova, Consultant Neurologist & Epilepsy Specialist
Dr Roby Abraham, Consultant Neurologist. MS Specialist & Joint Clinical Lead for Neurology
Dr Csaba Munkacsi, Consultant Neurologist
Dr Konstantinos Kioulachidas. Consultant Neurologist & Headache Specialist
Dr Thomas Lambert, Consultant Neurologist
Dr Seema Kalra, Consultant Neurologist & MS Specialists
Dr Ogunrin Olubunmi, Consultant Neurologist at County Hospital
Dr Omar Salim, Consultant Neurologist & MS Specialists
Dr Michela Simoni, Consultant Neurologists


Stroke Consultants

Professor Indira Natarajan Clinical Director for Neurosciences & Stroke Consultant
Professor Christine RoffeStroke Consultant
Dr Girish MuddegowdaStroke Consultant
Dr Ranjan SanyalStroke Consultant
Dr Jayan Chembala​Stroke Consultant
Dr Harinath Chandrashekar, Stroke Consultant


Beccy Law, Senior Professional Scientists & Business Manager
Dr Hyder, Consultant Neurophysiologist
Dr Ehtesham Hashmi, Consultant Neurophysiologist & Clinical Lead
Sara Doherty, Operational Services Manager


Lisa Simpson, Neurosciences Matron
Karen Hunter, Ward Managers 127, (Stroke)
Alice Podmore, Lead Advanced Healthcare Professional, 127 (Stroke)
Rachael Swift Senior Ward Manager 120 (Neurology)
Paris Martin, Deputy Ward Manager 120 (Neurology)

Management team

Lisa Foddy, Directorate Manager
Lisa Simpson, Neurosciences Matron
Wendy Fradley, Operational Services Manager
Michelle Rigby, Operational Services Manager
Steve Bradbury, Neurosciences Data Analystor

Directorate office (RSUH)          

01782 679451

County Hospital secretary office             

01785 230238

Leighton secretary office           

01270 273630​

Neurophysiology department   

01782 675303

Ward 120 (Neurology)               

01782 676120

Ward 127 (stroke)                  

01782 676127


Ward 120 - Neurology

Ward 120 is at Royal Stoke University Hospital and can be accessed via the lifts in the main atrium. Ward 231 is located on Level 3, Main Building.

You can contact the ward on 01782 676120.

Our ward visiting times are 2pm-8pm, seven days-a-week.

The unit has an ambulatory suite which operates five days-a-week.

Ward 127 - Acute Stroke Unit

Ward 127 is at the Royal Stoke University Hospital and can be accessed via the main atrium.  Ward 127 is located on Ground Floor, Main Building.

You can contact the ward on 01782 676127.

Our ward visiting times are 2pm-8pm, seven days-a-week.

A TIA and minor stroke clinic operates seven days-a-week. The ward delivers a 24-hour thrombolysis service.

The ward has access to specialist therapy teams that help to deliver rehabilitation in speech and language, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.  Our wide range of staff help provide the best service for patients, their families and friends affected by stroke.