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The Neurology Department at the L&D provides a comprehensive General Neurological Service to the local population and surrounding areas.  The Clinical staff comprise part-time consultants who also work at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Three Specialist Nurse Practitioners; in Multiple Sclerosis.

The Department participates in research projects in Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. In addition to the General Neurology Clinics we have the following specialist clinics.

Specialist Clinics 

  • Botulinum Treatment (Dr Gale, Consultant; Ruth      Shaw; Specialist Nurse, Rhyan Smith, Lesley Bates, Paul Watts) 
  • Multiple Sclerosis, (Dr Gale; Consultant, Mr Huseyin; MS Advanced Nurse Practitioner and MS Specialist Nurse)
  • Parkinson’s Disease (Dr Schrag; Consultant ; Ruth Shaw; PD Specialist Nurse)  
  • Pregnancy and Epilepsy (Dr Parsons, Consultant)
  • Multiple Sclerosis Continence Clinic

Neurology Department Staff

Clinical Operational Lead

Mr Huseyin Huseyin

Specialist Nurses

Mr Huseyin Huseyin – MS Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Lesley Bates  - PD Research Nurse

Rhyan Smith – MS Specialist Nurse

Research Nurses

Yvynne Croucher

Julie Creven

Medical Secretaries

Mrs Joanne Allen  

Mrs Marie Clydesdale

Mrs Christine Blackman

Mrs Maria McKechnie


  • Andrew GaleSecond nameGaleBiographyConsultant - MS, Botox
  • Anette SchragSecond nameSchragBiographyA Neurologist at the L&D and the Royal Free and has a special interest in movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, tremor, tics and chorea. A Reader at the University College London.
  • Anna CohenSecond nameCohenBiographyMRCP PhD Consultant Neurologist at the L&D since January 2015, also at the Royal Free Hospital. Specialist interest in headaches, including rare headache syndromes, and the use of Botox in chronic migraine.
  • Linda ParsonsSecond nameParsonsBiographyTrained in Neurology in Birmingham and London. Special interest in epilepsy, particularly in women. Holds a clinic at the L&D for pregnant women (and issues around pregnancy) with epilepsy. Referrals from GPs and from colleagues in Neurology and Obstetrics.
  • Paul WattsSecond nameWattsBiographyClinical Director, General Neurology, Botox