Clinical neurophysiology

The clinical neurophysiology department provides the county of Lincolnshire with diagnostic investigations into disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system.

Clinical neurophysiology referrals are accepted from Trustwide consultants, GP’s and other external providers. A service is provided for both adults and paediatrics and to both inpatients and outpatients county wide.

Investigations are performed by both consultant clinical neurophysiologists and clinical physiologists and include:

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG): Recording of the electrical activity of the brain including routine EEG’s, sleep deprived EEG’s, melatonin induced sleep EEG’s and 24/48hr ambulatory EEG’s
  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS): Electrical signals of the nerves
  • Electromyography (EMG): Electrical signals of the nerves and muscles
  • Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP): Responses of the brain to a visual stimulus
  • Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEP): Responses of the central and peripheral nervous system to electrical stimulation

For any further information on any of the above tests please visit this link: http://www.ansuk.org/tests

The clinical neurophysiology service is based at Lincoln County Hospital (LCH) and is located on Hemswell Clinic, ground floor, maternity wing.

Inpatient referrals need to be sent via e-referral along with a phone call to the department to discuss the request.

Contact details

Departmental Secretary: 01522 572379
Clinical Physiologists: 01522 597913
Fax: 01522 573592