Consultant Profile

Dr Giles Elrington

Dr Giles Elrington MBBS (Hons), MD, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Wellesley Hospital
  • Neurology
    • Epilepsy
    • Headache
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Peripheral nerve disease
Research interests:

Multiple Sclerosis



Current NHS and /or university posts:

Barts and the London NHS Trust

National Migraine Centre

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

International Headache Society

British Association for the Study of Headache

Anglo-Dutch Migraine Association

British Neuropsychiatric Association

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01206 753 206
Private secretary:
Mrs Jane Guy
Private secretary telephone number:
01206 753 206
Private secretary email address:
Dr Elrington is available for appointments on Friday mornings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Giles Elrington is a General Neurologist with interest in headache, migraine, MS and neuropsychiatry. He regularly manages other common neurological diseases including epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, spinal and peripheral nerve disease.

Dr Elrington's key skills are in clinical diagnosis, and medical management. He qualified in 1980 from Barts, with honours in Surgery and in Clinical Pharmacology. His MD thesis work was in London and Oxford where he acquired expertise also in Myasthenia, and a Diploma in Immunology at Chelsea College. He then trained at the National Hospital for Neurology, and the Radcliffe Infirmary, before in 1993 becoming Consultant at the Royal London Hospital and in Colchester where he established the Neurocare Rehab team, and a botulinum toxin clinic. He resigned his Colchester NHS post in 2001 but has continued a headache clinic at the Royal London Hospital, until in 2011 moving to the City of London Migraine Clinic, to become Medical Director until 2014. He continues research into MS and headache at the Royal London Hospital. From 2007 to 2014 he did weekly general and botulinum toxin clinics at Southend General Hospital. Dr Elrington's NHS work is currently at the Clinical Research Centre at Barts Health, plus he undertook a waiting list initiative and was recently booked for six months to clear a waiting list, which he then completed the task in three months.

Dr Elrington also accepts medico-legal instruction in personal injury, medical negligence, family and employment cases.

He is a regular lecturer for the Pharma Industry, also for BMJ Master classes, Headache Master classes, Infomed, the British Association for the study of headache and the Barts/QMUL MS preceptorship.

Personal profile:

Dr Elrington is married with three adult children. He and his wife Alison, a former nurse, are keen gardeners, helped by three dogs, three cats and several chickens who enjoy their part of the Essex countryside near Colchester.

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Dr Elrington

Dr Elrington welcomes appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP's letter of referral.

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