At UCLH Private Healthcare we provide a world-class private neurology service for patients with conditions that affect the brain, spine, nervous system and muscles. These include, but are not limited to:
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Seizures, epilepsy and blackout
- Headache and migraine
- Parkinson’s disease, tremor and other movement disorders
- Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Autonomic disorders (e.g. light-headness, excess sweating etc)
Our combination of specialist neurology consultants, doctors and allied health professionals in a research-led, state-of-the-art environment makes us one of the best hospitals for private neurology in the London and the UK, if not the world.
We are a tertiary referral centre for neurology patients both nationally and internationally, which means patients are sent to us from across the UK and beyond for treatment. Our specialist environment means we can provide treatment options for even the most complex neurology cases.
Our team are on hand to support you from your initial consultation and diagnosis in our private consulting rooms, through to any inpatient treatment and onto associated therapy to get you ready for your return home should you need it.
Our neurology consultants are all the very best in their field and have an international reputation as experts in their specific areas of interest in neurology. The hospital has a pedigree of innovation within the field of neurology, through its association with University College London.
As we are a specialist neurology and neurosurgery hospital, our entire team, including our doctors, nursing team and allied health professionals (such as speech and language therapists) are all trained to deal specifically with neurological problems.
The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, sometimes referred to as Queen Square after its location, has been providing specialist care for people with neurological conditions for nearly 160 years and is one of the leading clinical neuroscience centres in the world.
The hospital underwent a £23m redevelopment programme in 2018 including a brand new medical intensive therapy unit, and two newly rebuilt operating theatres.
The hospital has also recently opened one of the UK’s first high dependency units especially for neurology patients. The ward provides specialist care for neurology patients who are between needing the high level of support in an intensive care unit and moving into a general ward, ensuring our patients are supported properly at every stage in their recovery.
Together with its neighbour, the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery is a major international centre for research and training and many of our neurology consultants have additional research interests in all areas of neurology.
For example, our consultants have recently been working on the development of a drug called aducanumab, which can slow down the rate at which Alzheimer’s disease progresses, meaning people with the disease stay more like themselves for longer.
One of our neurology consultants was also the first in the world to offer pioneering treatment for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).
The Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery has 160 years of history as a one of the best hospitals in the world for neurological care. The hospital opened as the National Hospital for the Relief and Cure of Paralysis and Epilepsy in 1859, and has remained a world-leading centre for epilepsy care and management ever since.
The hospital was completely rebuilt in the 1880s, and in 1904, it became known as the National Hospital for the Relief and Cure of the Paralysed and Epileptic.
The hospital merged with the Maida Vale Hospital for Diseases of the Nervous System in 1948, becoming the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, until finally being renamed as the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in 1990 when it became part of UCLH Foundation NHS Trust.
At the centre of this history has been the drive to be the best hospital in the UK for neurology and neurosurgery, which continues to be at the heart of the service today.
We have dedicated private facilities available for both outpatient and inpatient care.
Our private consulting rooms at 23 Queen Square are situated next door to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. All our consultants and specialists have ties with the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and/or the UCL Institute of Neurology in Queen Square. We are able to offer either virtual or in-person outpatient appointments, depending on whether they are appropriate for your condition.
If you need to be admitted for a procedure you will stay in one of the newly refurbished private en suite rooms of the Bloomsbury private ward which is dedicated to the care of private neurology and neurosurgery patients. Our rooms have been designed to offer you a home-from-home while you recover from your treatment, and our specialist team are on hand to support you and your family as you recover.
The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and the private consulting rooms in Queen Square have superb transport links; just a few minutes’ walk from Russell Square tube station (Piccadilly line) and with Euston mainline station just a short journey away.
The hospital is located in leafy Bloomsbury, a quiet location, just minutes away from the heart of London’s West End.
As part of your care you may be seen by our partners, Queen Square Enterprises, who provide the private neurological imaging services at the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery.
We work closely with Queen Square Enterprises to ensure your care remains seamless from diagnosis to discharge. If you would like further information, please visit their website queensquare.com