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Neuropsychology

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

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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. 

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 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.

Contact Information

Dr Jane McNeil

023 9228 6000 ext 1198

jane.mcneil@solent.nhs.uk

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Rehabilitation Centre, Level E, Portsmouth, 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

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.