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Multiple sclerosis (MS) clinic

Multiple sclerosis (MS) clinic

Our team currently offers MS specialist clinics on Tuesday to Friday each week.

The MS service receives referrals from primary and secondary care, predominantly from Lothian, but also further afield in Scotland. The MS specialist clinic integrates care with current research.

On the first visit, you will meet with one of the consultant neurologists and one of our MS nurse specialists. They will discuss the diagnosis, help decide what your needs are, discuss treatment options if applicable, and arrange for any further tests required.

Subsequent visits can be planned after the initial consultation.

We very much encourage you to bring your partner and/or close family/carer to the consultation, and recommend that you think in advance about any questions you might like to ask, possibly noting these down on a note-pad to bring with you. If you are on any regular medications then bringing along a list of these is also helpful.

Research opportunities

As a research-care facility, you will be given the opportunity to take part in any relevant research projects. You can register your interest in research by signing up to Rowling CARE. Taking part in research is completely voluntary and will not affect your care as a patient.


Neurologists:  Professor Siddharthan Chandran, Professor Anna Williams, Dr Katy Murray, Dr Don Mahad, Dr David Hunt, Dr Peter Connick, Dr Peter Foley

MS nurse specialists:  Nicola MacLeod, Matthew Justin, Emily Harrison

Lead Research Nurse: Dawn Lyle

Research nurses: Hanne Haagenrud, Christine Weaver, Michaela Kleynhans

Research support: Carol Ostrowski, Norma McDonald