Dr James Holt

About James Holt

Dr James Holt is the clinical lead of the team delivering the specialist neuromuscular service. He carries out a weekly neuromuscular clinic with a focus on nerve disorders, as well as a general neurology clinic at The Walton Centre. He also provides general neurology clinics and an acute ward referral service at the Countess of Chester Hospital.  

Dr Holt was the neurology risk lead at The Walton Centre and now leads the Trust’s immunoglobulin assessment panel (IAP). He has specific interests in service improvement and research.  

Prior to starting as consultant neurologist at The Walton Centre in 2012, Dr Holt was a neurology registrar in Oxford and at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London. 





Clinical/research interests

Inflammatory polyneuropathy (including CIDP and GBS)  

Care of neuromuscular patients in general 

Doctoral research in developmental neurobiology 

Membership of professional regional and national bodies

Association of British Neurologists (ABN) – ordinary member 

British Peripheral Nerve Society (BPNS) – honorary secretary 

Royal College of Physicians (RCP) London – ordinary member 

Related Services


The Neurology service provides specialist care to patients across Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales and the Isle of Man. 

Neuromuscular disorders

We offer a comprehensive diagnostic, therapeutic and support service for adult patients with neuromuscular disorders (NMD)

Page last updated: 18 July 2021