SWNODN Partner Organisations

The South West Neuromuscular Operational Delivery Network (SWNODN) team work mainly out of Specialist Neuromuscular Centres in Mount Gould Hospital in Plymouth and Southmead Hospital and the Royal Children’s Hospital in Bristol.  However, our team are hosted across the region in various NHS partner organisations so they can offer an equitable and accessible service across the South West for all individuals with a neuromuscular condition.

Partner organisations hosting SWNODN team members:

Paediatric Neurologists

Adult Neurologists

Dr Anirban Majumdar
Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital

Dr Andria Merrison
Southmead Hospital Bristol

Dr Kayal Vijayakumar
Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital

Dr Clare Wood-Allum
Mount Gould Hospital Plymouth / Southmead Hospital Bristol

Paediatric Physiotherapists

Adult Physiotherapists

Faye Mason / Angela Topping
Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital

Nicola Grose (nee Doran)
Southmead Hospital Bristol

Jackie Watson
Royal Cornwall Hospital

Janet McCay
Peninsula Community Health, Cornwall

Claire Frimpong-Ansah
Plymouth Child Development Centre

Georgina Grimshaw
Mount Gould Hospital Plymouth

Neuromuscular Advisors

Ages and Areas covered

Elaine Burrows
Southmead Hospital Bristol

Adults & children: South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset, Swindon & Wiltshire

Ann Morgan
Southmead Hospital Bristol

Adults & children: Bristol, North Somerset & Somerset.

Clare Stayt
Mount Gould Hospital Plymouth

Adults & children: Devon

Tamara Higgins (nee Eaton)
Mount Gould Hospital Plymouth

Adults & children: Cornwall


Dr John Ashworth
Southmead Hospital Bristol

Vacant Post
Derriford Hospital Plymouth

SW Neuromuscular ODN Administration

Natalie Smith
Network Manager
Southmead Hospital Bristol

Jo McTiernan
Network Co-ordinator
Southmead Hospital Bristol


Neuromuscular clinics outside of Plymouth and Bristol are delivered with the co-operation and support of partner NHS Trusts across the South West.  To find out what specialist clinics are available in your area, please see the SWNODN Clinics section.

We work closely with the Muscular Dystrophy UK and are pleased to have representation from their organisation on the SWNODN’s Executive Board. 

SWNODN Partner Organisations