Consultant Profile

Dr Nicholas Silver

Dr Nicholas Silver MBBS, FRCP, PhD
Practicing at:
Spire Cheshire Hospital, Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral
  • Neurology
    • Epilepsy
    • Headache
    • Memory disorders
    • Movement disorders
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Neuro-ophthalmology
    • Pain management
    • Sleep disorders
Special clinical interests:

Headache disorders and migraine
Facial pain disorders
Neurological sleep disorders (including restless legs syndrome)
Unexplained neurological symptoms (including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue/ME, disorders of balance, vertigo and dizziness, etc).
Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory and toxic disorders of central nervous system, magnetic resonance imaging.
r Silver also runs dedicated clinics for refractory and severe headache disorders with a comprehensive range of management options, including botox, occipital and multiple cranial nerve blocks, non invasive vagal nerve and transcranial magnetic stimulation.

Research interests:

Headache, neuropsychiatry, neurotoxicology, multiple sclerosis, magnetic resonance imaging.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Neurologist, The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool

Consultant Neurologist, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Honorary Clinical Lecturer, The University of Liverpool

Clinical and Scientific Advisor to Migraine Action

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

Member Standards & Services Committee, Association of British Neurologists (ABN)

Chairman, Audit Revalidation and Clinical Guidelines Committee (ABN)

Regional Neorology Representative, Royal College of Physicians

Neurology Representative, Clinical Effectiveness Forum, Royal College of Physicians

Council Member, British Association for the Study of Headache

British Neuropsychiatry Association

Association of British Neurologists

President Parkinson's Disease Society (Warrington Branch)

Mersey Regional Epilepsy Association  

Member of British Medical Association

Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine

Financial interests/shares:

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc.

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0151 929 5181
Private secretary:
Mrs Sheila Marsh
Private secretary telephone number:
0771 241 4607
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Silver qualified in Medicine in 1989 and trained to Registrar level in general medicine prior to specializing in Neurology. His PhD involved 4 years of dedicated research at the NMR Research Unit, Institute of Neurology (Queen Square, London) investigating magnetic resonance imaging techniques to evaluate and understand (1) inflammatory neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, (2) neurotoxic brain disorders, (3) primary headache disorders, and (4) neuropsychiatric disorders. His clinical neurology training took place at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square and Barts and the London NHS Trust.

Dr Silver is employed by the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery where he runs a headache service, investigating and treating severe and refractory headache disorders. This service attracts referrals from all over the UK including Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales, as well as the Isle of Man. His research interests include non-headache manifestations of migraine and other headache disorders.

At Warrington Hospital, Dr Silver provides a general inpatient and outpatient neurology service for a full range of neurological disorders (including epilepsy, blackouts, MS, neuropathy, sleep disorders, dementia, stroke, etc.) and he runs a dedicated clinic for Parkinson’s disease and associated movement disorders.

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Dr Nicholas Silver

Dr Nicholas Silver Neurology Consultant, Wirral, Merseyside, private hospital specialist.

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