Help with decisions about treatment:
The symptoms experienced by people with MS can be caused by a number of other medical conditions or problems. People with symptoms which may be MS or another condition should be referred to a general neurology clinic.
There is no definitive test for MS and diagnosis will involve considering the various symptoms and ruling out other explanations. This process can take some time.
There are around 2500 people with multiple sclerosis in Lothian.
About our services
Patients with Multiple Sclerosis should be referred to the MS Specialist Nurse Service and the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic.
There are specialist Multiple Sclerosis Neurology Clinics for people with MS. These clinics can accommodate people with MS who need to be seen quickly because of a relapse or other acute problem.
The MS Nurse Specialists work in the clinic teams and are available for enquiries from professionals and patients with MS that are known to the team. An MS Nurses are available t during office hours (8.00am - 4.00pm), answer-phone available at times of clinic but calls will be returned within these times.
There are specialist neurorehabilitation services which provide in-patient and out-patient services for people with MS.
Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Neurology Clinics and Specialist MS Nurses
Who are we
Dr Belinda Weller Dr Anna Williams Dr Don Mahad
Dr Katie Murray Ms Nicola Macleod Mr Matt Justin
•Dr B Weller , Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic (ARRNC), Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, - Tuesday & Wednesday morning).
•Dr A Williams (MS Clinic at ARNNC, RIE - alternate Friday afternoons).
•Dr K Murray (MS Clinic at ARNNC, RIE, Thursday morning)
•Dr D Mahad, (MS Clinic at ARNNC, RIE, 3rd & 4th Tuesday morning in the month)
MS Nurses: 0131 537 2117
•Nicola Macleod (clinics at ARNNC, RIE & St John's Hospital).
•Matthew Justin (clinics at ARNNC, RIE & St John's Hospital).
Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
Address: MS Clinic, Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Little France, EH16 4SB
Direct Line Secretary: Susan O'Keefe - include phone number?