The Department of Neuropsychology offers a Clinical Neuropsychology service to local GPs and referrers from within the Neuro-MSK Division of North Bristol NHS Trust.
Clinical Neuropsychology is concerned with the assessment and rehabilitation/treatment of cognitive, emotional and behavioural difficulties following identified or suspected brain damage or neurological disease. The service provided is a neuropsychological one, i.e. medical responsibility for the care of the patient remains with their medical care provider.
Our Clinical Neuropsychologists are engaged along the entire pathway of care from acute neurosciences through to the community. We work with a number of specialist Multidisciplinary TEams (MDTs) and services seeing adult patients, from 18 years of age, with a range of neurological conditions for their difficulties including:
- brain injury
- brain tumours
- neurodegenerative diseases
- genetic and metabolic conditions affecting the central nervous system.
Additional Clinical Neuropsychology services are available as part of the comprehensive brain injury rehabilitation services provided by the Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit (inpatient rehabilitation) and the Head Injury Therapy Unit (community rehabilitation).
Other Clinical Neuropsychology services are offered within specialist teams including:
- epilepsy surgery
- multiple sclerosis
- cognitive disorders (dementia) clinic.
Services for children with neuropsychological difficulties are provided by the Department of Paediatric Neuropsychology, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
In partnership with the University of Bristol we provide British Psychological Society Accredited postgraduate training in Clinical Neuropsychology. For more information visit www.bristol.ac.uk/expsych/courses/postgraduate/clinical-neuropsychology