Myasthenia Gravis Service
The Myasthenia Gravis Clinic at the Manchester Centre for Clinical Neuroscience provides a tertiary service for adults in the North West of England with myasthenia gravis, congenital myasthenia and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome. We provide specialist opinions to general neurologists for difficult to diagnose or difficult to treat cases. We are part of the NHS England network of clinics able to provide Rituximab treatment for refractory myasthenia gravis.
The Manchester Myasthenia Gravis clinic is led by Dr Jon Sussman, Consultant Neurologist and author of the Association of British Neurologists guidelines for the management of Myasthenia Gravis. Susan Cooper, neuromuscular specialist nurse, assists in monitoring blood tests of those taking immunosuppressant medications. The clinic is also supported by Dr Katherine Dodd, a Neurology Clinical Research Fellow currently conducting research as part of a PhD in the field of myasthenia gravis, as well as other neurology registrars as part of their training to become consultant neurologists.
Dr Jon Sussman (L) and Dr Katherine Dodd (R)
We are actively involved in myasthenia gravis research, including the establishment in 2022 of a biobank collection within the Northern Care Alliance Research Collection.
We generally take referrals from other specialists, especially those in general neurology, via the usual referral pathways.
Dr Sussman’s secretary, Lisa Hunt, can be contacted at 0161 206 4591 or Lisa.Hunt@nca.nhs.uk.
Information and support for those affected by myasthenia gravis is available at www.myaware.org.