Our Team

We pride ourselves on providing one of the most complete neurophysiology services in the private sector, on a par
with specialist centres across the country. As a result, we are able to offer the best possible care to our patients and provide our consultants with the diagnostic support needed to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.

Routine outpatient appointments are available Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00 but can be arranged outside these hours, if necessary. Results are available for consultant review within 48 hours of testing, but may be expedited on request.

We provide a comprehensive range of tests for inpatients either within our department or at the patient’s bedside
where necessary. All inpatient tests are normally reported on the day of testing.

All of our tests are reported by our consultant neurophysiologists. However depending on the type of test they are either performed by either a consultant or a physiologist.

Central Motor Conduction Time (CMCT)

This study measures the speed at which the central motor pathways conduct their signals.

Electromyography (EMG)

Involves the study of the electrical activity generated by muscle tissue.

Other modes of EMG are available on request by your consultant including:

  • EMG-Guided Botox Injection
  • Single Fibre Testing
  • Repetitive Stimulation

Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)

This study measures the speed at which the peripheral nerves conduct their signals.

Single Fibre Electromyography (SF EMG)

A specialist technique which studies individual muscle fibres, giving information about fibre density and neuromuscular junction function.

Thermal Threshold Testing (TTT)

Used to study small sensory fibre function by delivering hot and cold stimuli to the body.

 

Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials (BAEP)

This test is used to investigate the function of the auditory pathway.

Electroencephalogram (EEG)

This test measures the electrical activity generated by the brain using small disc electrodes applied to the head with conductive paste.

We offer a wide range of types of EEG including:

  • Routine resting EEG
  • Sleep deprived EEG
  • Prolonged video EEG
  • Video Ambulatory EEG

Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)

This investigation examines the time it takes for a patient to fall asleep in a controlled environment. Commonly used investigate
excessive daytime somnolence.

Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEP)

This test is used to investigate the function of the sensory pathways.

Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP)

This test is used to investigate the function of the visual pathway.

In addition to diagnostic testing, our highly specialised physiologists provide intraoperative support to our consultant surgeons, across all HCA Facilities.

Multimodal monitoring techniques we offer include:

  • Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEPs)
  • Motor Evoked Potentials (MEPs)
  • Electromyography (EMG) – Free-running and Stimulated
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We accept referrals from both consultants and GPs for the full range of investigations and offer fast and flexible appointments which can be arranged directly with the Neurophysiology department.

To arrange an appointment we require a referral form/letter, fully complete, stating the test(s) required. If you have any questions about our services or tests you can contact us directly by telephone or email. 

Tel: 020 7483 5017
Email: neurophysiology.wellington@hcahealthcare.co.uk