Consultant Profile

Dr Richard Davenport

Dr Richard Davenport DM, FRCP(Edin), BM BS(Hons), B Med Sci
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • Neurology
    Special clinical interests:

    Dr Davenport is a general neurologist, and comfortable seeing patients with any neurological symptoms. He has particular interests in Headache (including migraine and cluster syndromes), Movement disorders (including Parkinson's Disease and ataxia), Epilepsy (including unexplained blackouts and funny turns), Motor neurone disease and Myasthenia Gravis.

    Dr Davenport sees only adults (16 years and older).

    Research interests:

    Motor Neurone Disease

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Neurologist, Western General Hospital
    Consultant Neurologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
    Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Member of Association of British Neurologists (ABN) Council (elected 2009)
    Chair ABN Training and Education committee
    Expert Advisor to Ataxia UK

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0131 316 2530
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0131 334 0363 (Murrayfield)
    Personal email address:
    Murrayfield: Friday 8am-12noon Shawfair Park: Tuesday 2pm-6pm
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Clinical: Mr Davenport qualified in medicine in 1987 from Nottingham University Medical School, achieving an Honours degree. After house appointments in Nottingham, he completed his general professional training in Stoke-on-Trent, where he also began his neurology training.Mr Davenport first came to Edinburgh in 1992 and was appointed consultant in 1999, following a year in Australia in 1997 as advanced neurological trainee. Mr Davenport is a full-time NHS consultant, undertaking general neurology clinics, as well as specialist clinics in movement disorders, "First Seizures" and motor neurone disease. In addition to his NHS practice, he undertakes private clinics at Spire Murrayfield and Shawfair Park Hospitals.

    Academic: Mr Davenport was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (DM) in 1996 for research into stroke medicine and have published over 20 original papers in peer reviewed journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine (2007, Bell's palsy). He is a sub-editor of Practical Neurology. Mr Davenport lectures frequently to GPs, hospital physicians and patient organisations. He is also a member of several committees.

    Personal profile:

    Outside of work, he enjoys cycling, cooking, eating, drinking and travelling with his family.

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    Dr Richard Davenport

    Dr Richard Davenport Neurology Consultant, Edinburgh, private hospital specialist.

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