Dr Andria Merrison

Consultant Neurologist

MA MBChB MD FRCP

"At the Spire Hospital Bristol, I am happy to provide an opinion, a plan of management and care for people with neurological symptoms and conditions. My practice at the Spire mirrors my NHS and university work."


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I have been a Consultant Neurologist in the NHS since 2009. In that time I have established and lead two regional specialist services. I am the Director of the South West Neuromuscular Network and Director of the Bristol Motor Neurone Disease Centre, providing care for people living with Neuromuscular conditions and Motor Neurone Disease throughout the South West.

I am an honorary lecturer for the University of Bristol and provide teaching and mentorship for students and doctors in training. I am an NHS consultant appraiser and a Medical Examiner for the University of Bristol and for the Royal College of Physicians. I was awarded a Doctorate in Medicine for my research into the muscle regenerating properties of bone marrow stem cells. I have published work in peer reviewed international journals on Neuromuscular conditions, Motor Neurone Disease, Eye movements, Trigeminal Neuralgia and Cerebrovascular Disease.

The South West Neuromuscular network, which I lead, holds both UK network and centre of excellence awards. The network serves over 6,000 people living with Neuromuscular conditions in the South West.

I contribute regionally and nationally to NHS service development through my role in the South West Clinical Senate and as an advisor for NHS England Specialised Commissioning.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Andria Merrison at Spire include:

Neurology

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Epilepsy
Headache
Movement disorders
Muscle disease
Neuromuscular disorders
Peripheral nerve disease

Qualification and professional memberships

MA MBChB MD FRCP / MA (Hons) Cambridge University 1993, MBChB University of Bristol 1996 / 1996
Master of Arts (with Honours) Cambridge University, Bachelor Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Bristol
I undertook pre-clinical training at Cambridge University and clinical training at the University of Bristol.


Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

Member of the Association of British Neurologists

Member of the British Medical Association

Member of the British Myology Society

Member of the World Muscle Society


Professional leadership

I am the Director of the South West Neuromuscular network, providing Specialist Neuromuscular services throughout the South West. I am the Director the Bristol Motor Neurone Disease Centre, providing care for people living with Motor Neurone Disease in the North of the South West. I am an Honorary Lecturer for the University of Bristol, providing teaching and mentorship for students and doctors in training.

Current NHS posts

Consultant Neurologist, North Bristol NHS Trust
Director of the South West Neuromuscular Network, Director of the Bristol Motor Neurone Disease Centre

Personal profile

I love spending time with my husband and three children. I also enjoy running (including the London marathon), walking & skiing in the mountains and reading novels and poetry.

Financial interests

I do not have any financial interest or hold shares in the Spire Bristol, Spire Healthcare or any other organisations.

Contact information

Private secretary Karen Parker
Private secretary telephone 07936994563
Private secretary email karen.parker15@nhs.net