Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology

The Department of Clinical Neuropsychology is part of the Greater Manchester Neuroscience Centre. It provides a range of services that cover the following areas:

  • Specialised services that link with neurosurgery and neurology services in the provision of an integrated care pathway
     
  • General Clinical Neuropsychology services
     
  • Dedicated community Clinical Neuropsychology services to the Salford Community Neurorehabilitation Team and Trafford Community Neurorehabilitation Team

  • Training and Research

The service includes the use of neuropsychological assessment as part of patient pathways in diagnosis, treatment planning and outcome measurement of medical and surgical procedures.

The service also involves assessment and intervention for neuropsychological and related psychological problems preventing recovery from illness or injury. This includes individual and family intervention involving a range of therapies which include CBT, cognitive rehabilitation, multidisciplinary team work and liaison with other agencies.

Information about the services offered by this department.

  • Awake Craniotomy Neuropsychology provides comprehensive assessment for patients being considered for awake craniotomy including assessing suitability for awake neurosurgical procedures, pre-operative fMRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), baseline cognitive assessment, preparation of patients for awake neurosurgery and functional assessment in theatre as part of the intra-operative functional mapping assessment.
  • Brain Tumour The service accepts patients with any type of tumour affecting the brain. This includes pituitary tumours and neurofibromatomas
  • Community Rehabilitation A clinical neuropsychologist is attached to each of the Salford and Trafford Community neurorehabilitation Team.
  • Diagnostic Neurology This involves referrals by Neurology Consultants where neuropsychological assessment is a component of making a neurological diagnosis.
  • Epilepsy Surgery The well-established epilepsy surgery programme at Salford Royal Hospital comprises a multidisciplinary group of health care professionals who specialise in investigation and treatment of epilepsy.
  • General Clinical Neuropsychology Service This covers a wide range of patients who have a neurological condition that does not fall within the remit of established and more specialised neuroscience centre based neuropsychology services.
  • Inpatients Inpatient referrals are accepted from any neuroscience ward within Salford Royal Hospital and from any health professional involved in the care of the patient.
  • Movement Disorder Surgery Salford Royal Hospital offers surgery for movement disorders including Parkinson's disease.
  • Neurological Rehabilitation The Clinical Neuropsychology Service on Wards C2 and B4, the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit and the Trauma Assessment Unit provides support to patients who are in the early stages of recovery following traumatic brain injury, Stroke, neurosurgery or neurology treatment.
  • Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD) The well-established Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD) Service at Salford Royal Hospital offers assessment and therapy for patients who are experiencing attacks (seizure like events) that are psychologically triggered.
  • Subarachnoid Haemorrhage (SAH) The neuropsychology contribution to the follow up of patients who have suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is any injury that affected the brain and was caused by a trauma, that is, by a physical force (e.g. a fall, road traffic accident, or assault).
  • Video Telemetry Video Telemetry is an assessment used to further investigate conditions such as epilepsy and non-epileptic attack disorder.