The Children’s Neurology service at the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital offers specialist care for children with a range of acute and chronic neurological problems. A strong local team is supported by a paediatric neurologist from Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
Conditions commonly seen:
Epilepsy and related seizure disorders
- Tension headache
- Raised intracranial pressure
- Acute Neurological presentations
- Cerebral palsy
- Neuromuscular conditions
- Muscular dystrophy
- Congenital myopathy
- Hereditary neuropathies
- Spinal muscular atrophy
- Movement disorders including tics and tremor
- Complex neurodevelopmental problems
- Neurodegenerative conditions
(Dyspraxia, ADHD, Autistic spectrum disorders and learning difficulties are primarily managed by the community paediatric team.)
The clinical team
Consultant paediatricians with an interest in epilepsy/neurology
Consultant paediatric radiologists
Visiting Paediatric Neurologist
- Dr Manali Chitre
Children’s Epilepsy Nurse Specialist
- Sally Tyler
Administration and Clerical Support
- Lesley Carver
In addition to the core team we work closely with related services including Jenny Lind Physiotherapy , the Child Development Unit, the community paediatricians, Children’s Orthopaedics and the Neurophysiology department.
The paediatric neurology service
Both Dr Arora and Dr Beach offer paediatric neurology clinics of which there are five each month in total. Evening appointments are available. A wide variety of conditions are seen including headache, neuromuscular disorders, movement disorders and some complex disability. Most children with muscular dystrophy and myasthenia gravis receive shared care with Great Ormond Street Hospital . A paediatric neurologist from Addenbrooke’s does an outreach clinic four times per year.
Clinical geneticists from Addenbrooke’s do clinics in the department twice monthly. A metabolic specialist from Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals visits each quarter. We have access to an excellent paediatric Ophthalmology service with Dr Puvanachandra and his team.
Colleagues often seek advice on acute neurological presentations in paediatrics and these are often followed up in paediatric neurology. Rehabilitation following neurological injury is usually co-ordinated by Dr Arora.
Our clinical guidelines are developed regionally by the Eastern Region epilepsy network and can be found here:
Useful web links
How to access our services
Access is through referral from general practitioners or paediatric specialists