Atypical Parkinsonian syndrome service

We can give you a specialist opinion and support if you've been diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), multiple system atrophy (MSA), corticobasal syndrome (CBS) and other similar conditions.

Our clinic team includes two consultant neurologists, Dr Ghosh and Dr Massey, who have both carried out research into these conditions. You can find out more about our team here. We work closely with the MSA Trust, the PSP Association, dieticians, community therapy teams, Parkinson’s disease specialist nurses, speech and language therapists and palliative care teams, and encourage them to join us in the clinic when they can.

If you've been diagnosed with PSP or CBS, you might find it useful to attend a local support group, organised by the PSP Association. To contact the Hampshire group please email Louisa Roberts-West, or for the Dorset group email John Kavanagh.

Clinic times

Clinics are usually held on the second and fourth Friday of each month, at the Royal South Hants Hospital in Southampton. We see patients from Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset, and occasionally people from further afield. Blue badge parking spaces are available near the hospital entrance.

Research

We can give you the opportunity to take part in research if you'd like to. We're currently taking part in the PROSPECT study (find out more from the MSA Trust and the PSP Association) as well as other research programmes.

If you're interested in taking part in research, call Mandy Ross, clinical trials assistant, on 023 8120 6132.

APS equipment library

Through charity funding, we've been able to buy some equipment for patients to try or borrow for short periods of time, before getting the equipment themselves or from the local authority. We have three U-step walking frames, a laser cane walking stick and two Gyenno spoons for patients with tremors. Thanks to Smile for Wessex and the Southampton Hospital Charity for helping to fund these pieces of equipment. Please contact Jade Donnelly for more information (details below).

The APS charity fund

Charity donations help to maintain and expand our equipment library, and to fund research and further development of our APS service. If you would like to donate please contact the Southampton hospital charity on 023 8120 8881, and give reference 0377.

Contact us

For questions about our clinic, please call Claire Stanley on 023 8120 4030 or email claire.stanley@uhs.nhs.uk

If you have questions between clinic visits, you can call Jade Donnelly, clinic coordinator, on 07824 124626 or email APScoordinator@uhs.nhs.uk