Neuropsychology

What is Neuropsychology?

Neuropsychology assesses how the brain functions in terms of emotion, memory, reasoning, perception and other cognitive functions.

What does our service offer?

The service offers a range of assessments, which typically include taking a personal history followed by specialist tests assessing memory and other brain functions. Assessments may take from 1 to 2.5 hours. A relative or close friend is also usually interviewed in order to provide additional information on symptoms. The results of the assessments are discussed with the neurology team, who consider all the information gathered before making a final diagnosis and treatment plan.

The service also offers neuropsychological treatments for several conditions, including therapy aimed at helping patients cope with chronic neurological conditions and advice on rehabilitation. The team works with physiotherapists, nurses and occupational therapists to provide multi disciplinary care to a range of conditions.

An integrated team of neuropsychologists, neurologists, a psychiatrist and physiotherapists assesses and treats patients with functional disorders of the nervous system and non-epileptic attack disorder.

We aim to work in partnership with patients and their families, understanding that every person has different needs.

Who are the team?

Neuropsychologists:

  • Dr Ruth Sumpter
  • Dr Steven Meldrum

Consultant Psychiatrist:

  • Dr Adam Burnel

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