Community neuropsychology service - accepting GP and health professional referrals for adults of working age with an acquired brain injury.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
West - Southampton City and West Hampshire
East - Portsmouth City, Fareham and Gosport and South East Hampshire.
Dr Jane McNeil
Queen Alexandra Hospital, Rehabilitation Centre, Level E, Portsmouth, PO6 3LY
- 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