COVID-19 restrictions to remain in place at The Walton Centre

Restrictions remain in place across the NHS in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety measures in place over the 18 months therefore remain in place at The Walton Centre - and in our other clinic settings within the community – until further notice.

Due to the increased transmission risk posed by the Omicron variant, visiting has been suspended within The Walton Centre except for exceptional circumstances.

Neuropsychology Department

Service contact information

Service detail

Patients are often referred to neuropsychology because they are experiencing cognitive (memory, language or concentration) difficulties and have a neurological condition. In addition, we also see a number of patients with cognitive difficulties that do not have a diagnosis. 

Some patients are referred with functional symptoms and present with motor and sensory symptoms or ‘funny turns’ that cannot be explained medically. 

Our role is to conduct a thorough psychological and/or cognitive assessment with the patient. We will initially invite patients for a consultation to gain more information about their difficulties and, if appropriate, ask them to attend further appointments to complete a neuropsychological assessment and tests. This information is used to identify areas of cognitive strengths and if there are weaknesses, we may be able to help with some strategies for managing those. In addition, the results will contribute to your neurologist’s understanding of your condition. 

Getting here

Sid Watkins Building

Sid Watkins Building

This building hosts our Complex Rehabilitation Unit, some outpatients services, pain management services, corporate services and more.

Address

Lower Lane,Liverpool, L9 7BB

Directions and map

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Referral information

External referrals for the functional neurological disorders (FND) service are accepted only via neurology. 

Internal referrals for cognitive and/or psychological assessment (not FND related) to the Neuropsychology Department 

Neuropsychology Department Consultants

Dr Jayne Martlew

Dr Jayne Martlew is a Consultant Neuropsychologist at The Walton Centre. She is joint clinical lead of the Functional Neurology Team and also Head of the Neuropsychology Department.

Dr Jacqui Vinten

Dr Jacqui Vinten is a Consultant Neuropsychologist at The Walton Centre. She is the deputy lead for the Neuropsychology Department and has specialist interests in epilepsy and neuro-oncology.

Dr Shelly Morris-King

Dr Shelly Morris-King is a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and Head of Inpatient Neuropsychology at The Walton Centre.

Related Services

Functional Neurological Disorders Service (FNDS)

The Functional Neurological Disorders Service provides multidisciplinary assessment and onward referral to appropriate treatment services.

Neuropsychology inpatient service

The neuropsychology inpatient service provides assessment and support to Walton Centre patients during their inpatient stay.

Page last updated: 01 June 2021