Importance of Neurologists


Neurology is a branch of medicine that focuses on dealing with disorders of the nervous systems including the brain, the brain stem, spinal cord, root, plexus, peripheral nerves and muscles. Neurologists are highly trained clinicians capable of diagnosing complex conditions through detailed history and physical examination, including testing of mental status, vision, speech, strength, sensation, coordination, reflexes, and gait. Even as medicine becomes more dependent on technology, the neurological exam will remain a critical component of the patient evaluation.

GPs will typically refer patients to a Neurologist if they have:

UK data indicates that 10% of all A&E visits and
20% of all GP visits are due to a neurological problem8

Some of the conditions that a neurologist will treat:

In Ireland...

People are diagnosed with a neurological condition each year and over 860,000 people currently have a neurological condition9
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Waiting to see a Consultant Neurologist9
People waiting more than 18 months9

Campaign Partners

This initiative is brought to you by the Neurological Alliance of Ireland and Roche Products (Ireland) Ltd....

Neurological Alliance of Ireland

Coleraine House, Coleraine St. 
Dublin 7

Roche Products (Ireland) Ltd

3004 Lake Drive
Citywest Business Campus
Naas Road