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Community Neurological Service

The Community Neurological Service is a specialist multi professional service for adults aged 18 years and over, registered with a Portsmouth City GP, with a one of the following neurological conditions – Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Traumatic Brain Injury.

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Referral criteria

Must be over 18 and registered with Portsmouth City GP with a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, MND or TBI.

Full service description

The Community Neurological Service is a specialist multi professional service for adults aged 18 years and over, registered with a Portsmouth City GP, with one of the  following neurological conditions – Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Traumatic Brain Injury.  The service is intended to work alongside existing services across the health and social care whole system.

 Service Aims:

  • To provide access to a range of co-ordinated, multi professional interventions to enable patients with neurological conditions to retain optimal independence within their home environment.
  • To proactively support the changing needs of this group of patients and promote  self management within the community
  • To grow expertise in the community management of neurological conditions, providing a resource for interprofessional support and education.

The service enables all referrals for patients with neurological conditions as specified to be triaged through SPA and signposted to CNS or usual services. Multi professional case meetings of the core clinicians support this process. Once allocated, patients have access to assessment, intervention and review of their ongoing and changing needs. When indicated, direct, co-ordinated multi professional intervention is provided for patients with complex needs, with signposting to other services as indicted. The service will provide case management with advice and education of patients and carers and promotion of self management. Support will be provided to professionals providing ‘usual services’ to improve the quality of care across community services for patients with neurological conditions.

Referral method

You can refer by letter to service or via SPA.

Contact Information

Nicky Tomkinson

0300 123 5009

Block B, St Mary’s Community Campus, Milton Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6AD

Opening hours

  • Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

pals@solent.nhs.uk

 0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

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The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.

Email: InformationGovernanceTeam@solent.nhs.uk

Phone: 0300 123 3919

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
Southampton
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

communications@solent.nhs.uk 

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.