General description of the work of a Consultant Neurologist
The Consultant Neurologist is a doctor specialising in diseases and illnesses of the nervous system and brain. He/She will deal with epilepsy, multiple scleroses, headache, brain injury, neck and back injury, stroke, nerve damage, neuro–degenerative disorders and Parkinson’s disease.
Most common clinical areas / procedures leading to a claim of clinical negligence
- medication issues in epilepsy
- delay in diagnosis of brain tumours
- management of patients with multiple sclerosis
- management of patients with head or neck injuries
Sub–Specialities / Alternative and Additional job titles
The Consultant Neurologist may also be known as a Consultant Clinical Neurologist.
The Consultant Neurologist will have MRCP or FRCP (Membership or Fellowship of one of the Royal Colleges of Physicians) after his name.
The Consultant Neurologist may be a Lecturer or Professor in Medicine or in Neurology. He/She may be an Examiner for one of the Royal Colleges of Physicians.