The Clinical Neurophysiology team performs tests on the brain and nervous system. Our diagnostic procedures include EEG (electroencephalogram - brainwaves test), ambulatory EEG (wearing an EEG monitor for 24 hours), EP (evoked potential studies), NCS (nerve conduction studies) and EMG (electromyogram). The department sees both inpatients and outpatients.
By car: Enter the hospital site at Entrance B. Turn immediately right. Parking (pay and display – cash/cards) is available in visitors’ car park 15 immediately on the right or in car park 12 next to the hospice. In both car parks there are a limited number of disabled parking spaces.
By bus: Alight at The Green (first stop). Follow the pathway around the outside of the building to your right, past the Trust Headquarters Offices on your left. Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing and enter the SDH South Corridor. Continue down the slope and take the last corridor on the left to The Glanville Centre.
Clinical Neurophysiology is a medical specialty that studies the central and peripheral nervous systems through the recording of bioelectrical activity, whether spontaneous or stimulated. The team in Salisbury provides a service to both hospital in-patients and out-patient clinics, performing a range of neurological diagnostic tests including EEG (brain waves), evoked potentials, nerve conduction studies and EMG (muscle activity). A Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist from University Hospitals Southampton NHS attends part-time to provide the medical lead for the service and to see the more complex cases.
The department employs two Clinical Physiologists who carry out the majority of the tests performed. A visiting Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist from University Hospital Southampton performs NCS and EMG. He also acts as the medical lead for the service. We may also ask you if a student or trainee can observe.
Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.