Neurosciences

The Institute of Neurosciences at North Bristol NHS Trust is located in the Brunel building at Southmead Hospital Bristol.

The Institute is the regional centre for Neurological services serving the South West of England. It provides specialised services for a wide spectrum of Neurological conditions:

  • Neurology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuropathology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Neurophysiology
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy

Since the 1940s the Institute has consistently been at the forefront of technical advances. The service has an excellent national and international reputation, with patient referrals from across the South West, throughout the UK and worldwide.

Using the very latest cutting edge techniques the Neurosciences team treat a wide range of conditions, Some examples include the use of pioneering deep brain stimulation techniques for the treatment of functional disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, led by Professor Gill, and developing the use of robotic surgery to deliver drugs directly into the brain with pinpoint accuracy.

There are strong links with the University of Bristol with ground-breaking research into the treatment of conditions including Multiple Sclerosis and Dementia, led by Professor Neil Scolding, and the wider use of deep brain stimulation in the field of Pain management and Depression, led by Mr Nik Patel.