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Neuropsychology

Community neuropsychology service - accepting GP and health professional referrals for adults of working age with an acquired brain injury.

Referral Criteria

The service accepts patients who are:

Adults of working age

Diagnosed with acquired brain injury as the primary condition.

Living in their own home and not resident in a nursinig or care home.

Not actively abusing alcohol or other substances.

Exclusion Criteria

The service does not currently provide input for people with the following presentations:

  • Progressive neurological conditions e.g. Multiple Sclerosis (in the East only)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain tumour
  • Primary diagnosis of epilepsy
  • Individuals presenting with extreme behavioural challenges, such as verbal and physical aggression.   

 Note

Patients with MS, Parkinson's disease and Motor Neurone Disease who are registered with a Portsmouth City GP can access a Neuropsychology service via the Community Neurological Service. 

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Contact Information

Contact Dr Jane McNeil
Phone 023 9228 6000 ext 1198
E-mail jane.mcneil@solent.nhs.uk
Address Queen Alexandra Hospital, Rehabilitation Centre, Level E, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3LY
 

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Service Locations

Neuropsychology (West) [click to view]

Community neuropsychology service - accepting GP and health professional referrals for adults of working age with an acquired braiin injury.

Contact Person Laura Merrett
Team Lead
Phone 023 8029 6273
Address Western Community Hospital, William Macleod Way, Millbrook, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 4XE
 

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Additional Information for Health Professional

Full service description

The Neuropsychology team consists of clinical psychologists who provide specialist assessment, rehabilitation and psychological therapy for the cognitive, emotional and behaviour sequelae of Acquired Brain Injury.  The service aims to minimise the negative effects and to maximise positive outcomes in terms of independence, quality of life and reduction in psychological distress. 

Referral Criteria

The service accepts patients who are:

Adults of working age

Diagnosed with acquired brain injury as the primary condition.

Living in their own home and not resident in a nursinig or care home.

Not actively abusing alcohol or other substances.

Exclusion Criteria

The service does not currently provide input for people with the following presentations:

  • Progressive neurological conditions e.g. Multiple Sclerosis (in the East only)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain tumour
  • Primary diagnosis of epilepsy
  • Individuals presenting with extreme behavioural challenges, such as verbal and physical aggression.   

 Note

Patients with MS, Parkinson's disease and Motor Neurone Disease who are registered with a Portsmouth City GP can access a Neuropsychology service via the Community Neurological Service. 

Referral Method

Referral can be made by GP or any neuro professional, by letter, referral form or in the East email to SNHS.Neuropsychology@nhs.net

Referrers are asked to ensure that the patient is aware of and in agreement with the referral.

Other information & documentation

Catchment Areas:

West - Southampton City and West Hampshire

East - Portsmouth City, Fareham and Gosport and South East Hampshire.

Clinical Lead Contact Info

Clinical Lead Dr Jane McNeil
Clinical Lead Title Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist
Clinical Lead Phone 023 9228 6000 Ext 1198
Clinical Lead Address Community Acquired Brain Injury Service Level E Queen Alexandra Hospital Rehabilitation Centre Cosham Portsmouth
Clinical Lead Postcode PO36 3LY
Clinical Lead e-mail jane.mcneil@solent.nhs.uk

Service Manager Contact Info

Service Manager Lesley Munro
Service Manager Title Operations Director
Service Manager Phone 023 8060 8818
Service Manager Address Adults Southampton Solent NHS Trust (Headquarters) Highpoint Venue Bursledon Rd Southampton
Service Manager Postcode SO19 8BR
Service Manager e-mail lesley.munro@solent.nhs.uk
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