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Service Description

The Department of Paediatric Neurology is one of the longest established in Britain. It is supported by 6 consultants based at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (RMCH) and 1 consultant based at the Royal Preston Hospital who joins the on-call rota at RMCH.

The Pediatric Neurology department also has specialized services including a long-standing Neuromuscular Service, an acquired brain injury service and specialized clinics including neuroimmunology.

The department is one of the 4 centres in England chosen to provide a service for children's epilepsy surgery. This is run jointly with Alder Hey Children's Hospital with all the under 5's being operated on in Manchester.

A ketogenic diet service is also offered.

Outreach clinics are held in many the 20 District General Hospitals that we serve.

Inpatients are admitted to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

The department has well established links with child psychiatry, psychology, neurosurgery, metabolic medicine, clinical genetics and paediatric intensive care.


Dr I Hughes
Dr T Martland
Dr G Vassallo
Dr S West
Dr G McCullagh
Dr J Tan
Dr H Basu (based at Royal Preston Hospital)
Miss Robinson, Consultant Nurse - Acquired Brain Injuries (Children & Young People)

Specialist Nurses

Epilepsy Nurse Specialist
Neuromuscular Nurse Specialist
Acquired Brain Injury


By Consultant referral


Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (RMCH)
Oxford Road
M13 9WL

Contact Numbers


Dr Hughes and Dr Vassallo's & Dr McCullagh's secretary 0161 701 2544
Dr Martland, Dr Jeen Tan and Dr West's secretary 0161 701 2346

Nurse Specialists

Pat Manley (Epilepsy): 0161 701 7754 (part time)
Fran Binici & Janet Johnson (Neuromuscular): 0161 701 0679

Outpatient Service

Outpatient Clinics are held at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

Click here for directions to the Hospital