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.

Usual Qualifications

The Consultant Neurologist will have MRCP or FRCP (Membership or Fellowship of one of the Royal Colleges of Physicians) after his name.

Academic Appointments

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.