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Dr. Nicolas C. Silver

Dr Silver qualified in Medicine in 1989 and trained to Registrar level in general medicine prior to specializing in Neurology. His PhD involved 4 years of dedicated research at the NMR Research Unit, Institute of Neurology (Queen Square, London) investigating magnetic resonance imaging techniques to evaluate and understand (1) inflammatory neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, (2) neurotoxic brain disorders, (3) primary headache disorders, and (4) neuropsychiatric disorders. His clinical neurology training took place at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square and Barts and the London NHS Trust.

 

His full NHS profile can be found at The Spire Health Centre where he runs a clinic on headache/migraine. He also consults on other neurological conditions but his specialist interest is in “non-headache migraine symptoms”.

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Dr. Michael Lunn

Professional background

Dr Michael Lunn is a Consultant Neurologist, Clinical Lead in Neuroimmunology and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the National Hospital for Neurology and Nurosurgery, . He trained in medicine at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and the Charing Cross and Westminster Hospitals Medical School. He worked at the Royal Brompton and Hammersmith Hospitals before receiving his specialist neurology training in the UK at Guy’s, King’s, St Thomas’ and Charing Cross hospitals, Hurstwood Park Neurosciences Centre and Queen Square, and at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, USA.
He was appointed to a Consultant position at NHNN in 2005
Additional information can be found about Dr. Lunn at The Lister Hospital.

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Lumbar Puncture (NHS)

A lumbar puncture is a medical procedure where a needle is inserted into the lower part of the spine to look for evidence of conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord or other parts of the nervous system. 

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/lumbar-puncture/Pages/Introduction.aspx

This NHS site explains spinal taps, also known as a lumbar puncture.

 

 

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Link: Oxford Neuroimmunology testing service

The service is provided jointly between the Neurosciences Group, University of Oxford (UofO), and Laboratory Immunology, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUH). This document gives information on our repertoire, sample requirements, turnaround times, prices and contact details.

The information shown on this document is publicly available via search engines. It may be useful to UK residents whose neurologist or GP wishes to do further investigation of antibodies which may cause or lead to auto-immune mediated disorders.

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Link: Stop with-holding lifesaving IVIG treatment from dying 13 year old Elysha Robertson

Elysha Robertson is a disabled child suffering from a rare condition which results in her being unable to breathe without a ventilator, being unable to eat without a gastonomy tube, being unable to walk or sit upright and is also profoundly deaf and unable to speak communicating via sign language with her feet.

 

UK Residents, please consider reading and signing this petition to give life improving IVIG treatment to the 13 year old girl referenced above. The petition can be found at https://www.change.org/p/nhs-grampian-stop-with-holding-lifesaving-ivig-treatment-from-dying-13-year-old-elysha-robertson.

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Video: Patient.co.uk – How do I view my medical record?

This video gives details on  how you can access your GP practise medical records using Patient Access via their website.

http://patient.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/214226-how-do-i-view-my-medical-record

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Link: Must they beg for the price of a better life?

This Independent.co.uk article talks about UK Multiple Sclerosis patients fighting to get a costly and controversial drug, Beta-Interferon,  which may hault the progression of the disease.

The full article can be found at http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/must-they-beg-for-the-price-of-a-better-life-1569409.html.

 

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