Our clinics

There may be several people in the room when you attend your clinic appointment, not just the doctor that you have been referred to. These extra people are staff relevant to your care and will be introduced to you when you arrive.

Cognitive clinic

In our cognitive clinic we see patients who have difficulties with memory, attention, language and behaviour, where it is suspected that these difficulties are caused by a degenerative process such as dementia. 

We mostly see people with younger onset conditions, where cognitive difficulties arise under the age of 65. We have a particular interest in cases where diagnosis is difficult or complex, whatever the age.

Many of the people attending the clinic (and their carers) are enrolled in various clinical research trials.

  • Location: The Wessex Neurological Centre at Southampton General Hospital.
  • Time: The clinics are held every two weeks on a Wednesday between 9.30am and 1pm.
  • Contact: Anita Perry, secretary to Dr Kipps and Dr Pengas, on 023 8120 5434
  • Fax: 023 8120 6793

Huntington's disease clinic (clinical)

This clinic is offered for people with Huntington’s disease and their families.

The clinic is run by neurology consultants Dr Bill Gibbs and Dr Christopher Kipps, with clinical nurse specialists, genetic counsellors, Huntington’s Disease Association regional advisers and physiotherapists also available to provide extra support and advice to patients and their families.

  • Location: The Wessex Neurological Centre at Southampton General Hospital
  • Time: The clinics are held four times a year and run between 9.30am and 1pm.
  • Contact: Anita Perry, secretary to Dr Kipps and Dr Pengas, on 023 8120 5434
  • Fax: 023 8120 6793

Huntington's disease clinic (clinical and research)

Patients participating in our Registry, Enroll or Engage research studies have the option to attend a combined research and clinical visit with Dr Christopher Kipps, consultant neurologist.

  • Location: The NIHR Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at Southampton General Hospital.
  • Time: The time and date of the clinics vary.
  • Contact: Lesley Mackinnon, research coordinator by calling 01962 824127 or emailing Lesley.mackinnon@nhs.net

Please contact Lesley Mackinnon for more information or to make changes to your appointment.

Research clinic

Our research clinic is for patients taking part in clinical trials who require procedures or assessments as part of a study.

  • Location: The NIHR Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at Southampton General Hospital.
  • Time: The time and date of the clinics vary. Please contact us if you are interested in participating in research.
  • Contact: Lesley Mackinnon, research coordinator by calling 01962 824127 or emailing Lesley.mackinnon@nhs.net