Multiple sclerosis (MS) clinic

Multiple sclerosis (MS) clinics

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 nurse specialists. They will discuss the diagnosis, help decide what your needs are, and arrange for any further tests required.

Subsequent follow-up visits can be planned after the initial consultation.

We very much encourage you to bring your partner and/or close family to the consultation, and recommend you think in advance about any questions you might like to ask.

Research opportunities

You will be given the opportunity to take part in any relevant research projects. Participation in research is completely voluntary and will not affect patient care.


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

MS nurse specialists: Nicola MacLeod, Matthew Justin.

Research project manager: Shuna Colville.

MS research nurses: Dawn Lyle, Chris Batchelor, Hanne Haagenrud

MS research support: Harry Gordon, Giulia Melchiorre.

What is multiple sclerosis?