The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

What we do

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The Neurology department provides a specialist (tertiary) service for the diagnosis and treatment of children with neurological disorders. We have active involvement with local, national and international research projects.

Leeds Children’s Hospital is the home to a thriving and active paediatric neurosciences department with a national reputation.

The service is a tertiary centre, receiving referrals from the local area, and paediatric teams from North and West Yorkshire, along with Hull and the East Riding.

We work closely with our paediatric neurosurgical colleagues, jointly managing children on our dedicated neurosciences ward in the Clarendon Wing (ward L52), where children are cared for by specially trained nursing staff.

We also have close links with the hospital school.  The team includes specialist nurses (for craniofacial surgery, intrathecal baclofen pump insertion, and hydrocephalus) and specialist therapists who are experts in neurorehabilitation.

We also have facilities and expertise in neuroimaging, neurophysiology, and neuropsychology.

We work closely with the other children’s specialists in the Children’s Hospitals as well as other paediatricians based in hospitals and in the community around the region.

We hold specialist and subspecialty multidisciplinary outpatient clinics in Leeds and provide outreach neurology clinics in all the hospitals in our region, together with some regional subspecialty clinics.

Services provided:

  • General neurology and neurosurgery services (acute and elective)
  • Epilepsy, including epilepsy surgery, vagal nerve stimulation, ketogenic diet, and complex neurophysiology investigations such as inpatient video telemetry
  • Neuromuscular services for both diagnosis and ongoing management
  • Neuro-oncology services
  • Spasticity management, including botulinum A therapy, intrathecal baclofen and selective dorsal rhizotomy, alongside orthopaedic evaluation and surgery
  • Complex neurorehabilitation
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Surgery for Spinal Dysraphism
  • Research and teaching