Specialty

Neurology

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK OF A CONSULTANT NEUROLOGIST

The Consultant Neurologist is a doctor specialising in diseases and illnesses of the nervous system and brain. He/She will deal with epilepsy, multiple scleroses, headache, brain injury, neck and back injury, stroke, nerve damage, neuro-degenerative disorders and Parkinson's disease.

SUB-SPECIALITIES / ALTERNATIVE AND ADDITIONAL JOB TITLES

The Consultant Neurologist may also be known as a Consultant Clinical Neurologist.

USUAL QUALIFICATIONS

The Consultant Neurologist will have MRCP or FRCP (Membership or Fellowship of one of the Royal Colleges of Physicians) after his name.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

The Consultant Neurologist may be a Lecturer or Professor in Medicine or in Neurology. He/She may be an Examiner for one of the Royal Colleges of Physicians.

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When an operation is scheduled under a general anaesthetic, the anaesthesiologist requires the patient to be fasted for at least 4 hours. An empty stomach is important during the induction of an anaesthetic to prevent any food debris from entering the patient's lungs when he is unconscious. Aspiration of stomach contents into the lungs can be fatal. This is why it is important that a patient should NOT eat before an operation.

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