Neurophysiology

Who is the service for?

Patients are referred from a variety of specialties, the main ones being Neurology, Medicine, Paediatrics, Psychiatry and orthopaedics.  Patients are referred for a variety of reasons including unexplained blackouts, seizures, excessive day time sleepiness, inflammation of the muscles and trapped nerves.

What does the service provide?

The Neurophysiology Department provides a service that diagnoses and monitors disease by measuring the electrical activity of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.  You may be referred for one of a number of tests. There are 3 main types:

Electroencephalography (EEG) – A recording of the electrical signals from the brain.

Evoked Potentials (EP) – A test of the function of various parts of your brain and spinal cord.

Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography (NCS/EMG) – A test to find out whether your nerves/muscles are working properly.

Who will patients meet?

Reception Staff – Greets patients/visitors entering the department

Consultant Neurophysiologist – Performs NCS/EMG.  The consultant also provides diagnostic reports on all the investigations carried out by the Healthcare Scientists.

Healthcare Scientists – Perform a wide range of neurophysiological investigations, the main ones being EEG, EP and NCS.

When is the service available?

The department is open Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:30pm.

Where is the service provided?

The department is based at North Manchester General Hospital, Level 1, Block J.

Department contact details

General enquiries /appointment booking – 0161 720 2780 or 0161 720 2127.

e-mail address I neurophysiology.manchester@pat.nhs.uk

Practical information

Any preparation required for the test being performed will be discussed at the time of booking the appointment.

Key staff/consultants

Dr I H Bangash, Consultant Neurophysiologist

Marie Clark, Neurophysiology Manager