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Neurology is the branch of medicine concerned with the investigation and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. These disorders include epilepsy, migraine, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, dystonia, motor neurone disease, stroke and more common disorders requiring specialist assessment such as headache and dizziness.


Our Department of Neurology provides a wide range of clinics for a variety of different conditions and disorders. These are:

  • General neurology
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurophysiology
  • Stroke and transient ischaemic attacks
  • Neuro-rehabilitation
  • Botulinum toxin therapy for spasticity, dystonia, drooling and migraine
  • Parkinson’s and movement disorders (including a nurse-led Parkinson’s clinic).

We hold our clinics in various locations within the Trust, including Harrogate District Hospital’s Outpatients Department, the Elmwood Day Unit, Lascelles Unit and Ripon Community Hospital.

Our neurology inpatient service is based on Oakdale Ward.


Our specialist Parkinson’s nurses work collaboratively with GPs and the consultant neurologists. They also link with the wider multi-disciplinary neurology team, which consists of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and dietitians. The nurses aim to provide an easily accessible service and high quality care for patients and their families.


The Department is located on the second floor, Strayside Wing, Harrogate District Hospital.


Patients are usually referred by their GP. We regret that we are unable to accept self-referrals.

Key staff

Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine: Dr K Sansam

Consultant Neurologist (Interest in Parkinson’s Disease and movement disorders): Dr R Buccoliero

Consultant Neurologist (motor neurone disease) (Clinical Lead): Dr R Davey

Consultant Neurophysiologist: Dr Chris Fisher

Consultant Neurophysiologist: Dr S Tun

Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse: Angela Horner

Useful links

Parkinson’s UK aims to find a cure for Parkinson’s. Using this website, you can find local support groups and download useful leaflets and publications

MS Society provides support for those suffering from MS and invests in research to help find a cure.

Motor Neurone Disease Society is a supportive resource for those suffering from MND and their carers.

Epilepsy Society provides useful information about epilepsy and an opportunity for people to get involved with the cause.

Stroke Association funds research and provides support to those who have suffered a stroke.

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