COVID-19 Restrictions to remain in place at our hospital

We would like to remind you that the restrictions currently in place across the NHS will remain for the foreseeable future. This includes limitations on visiting patients, and infection control measures such as wearing face masks, temperature checks and maintaining social distancing when at our hospital.

Neuromuscular disorders

Service detail

We offer a comprehensive diagnostic, therapeutic and support service for adult patients with neuromuscular disorders (NMD), including myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophy,  inflammatory myopathy, and peripheral nerve disorders.

We are recognised by the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign as a Centre of Clinical Excellence for Adults. There are seven clinics weekly with less frequent transitional/adolescent clinics:

Dr C Dougan (all NMD & transitional/adolescent clinic)
Dr M Boix-Cordony (all NMD)
Dr S Sathasivam (myasthenia and all NMD)
Dr James Holt (all NMD & transitional/adolescent clinic)
Dr Shagufay Mahendran (complex NMD & transitional/adolescent clinic)


We offer the following services:

Physiotherapy and OT assessment plus neuromuscular care advisers on site (contact: 0151 556 3741)
Standalone specialist therapy clinics with assessment opportunities on day of NMD clinic.
Access to neurophysiology and biopsy services as required on site.
SALT, respiratory assessment & genetic services off site.
Care Advisor referral to outside agencies and home visits as required.
Access to Neuroscience Research Centre (NRC; the clinical trials unit).

Patient leaflets

Biopsy - Muscle

A muscle biopsy is a procedure in which a small sample of muscle is removed for testing in a laboratory. 

Biopsy - Nerve

A nerve biopsy is the removal of a small piece of a nerve for testing in the laboratory.

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

There is damage to the nerves connecting the brain and spinal cord to the muscles in the arms and legs. These nerves are the peripheral nervous system 

Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIg) in the treatment of acute and chronic neurological diseases

IVIg is recommended for use in Guillain-Barré syndrome, multifocal motor neuropathy and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP). 

Multifocal Motor Neuropathy

There is damage to the nerves connecting the brain and spinal cord to the muscles in the arms and legs.

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Page last updated: 01 September 2021