Dr Christopher Allen

Consultant Neurologist


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After broad general professional postgraduate training in London I have specialised in Neurology since 1982, being appointed a consultant Neurologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in 1986. In addition to a wide experience and expertise in general neurology including a research interest in Stroke and experience of Neurophysiology I now also have special expertise in Peripheral Nerve disease and Motor Neurone Disease. My practice has remained predominantly general Neurology dealing with the diagnosis and treatment (non-surgical) of such conditions as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, headache syndromes, dementia, and other spinal cord and peripheral nerve disorders.

As a physician of the Nervous System I provide outpatient consultations for people with or suspected of having neurological disorders. Medical therapies are provided in liaison with General Practitioners and I have close links with my neurosurgical colleagues in the same hospital with whom I confer if surgical treatments are indicated.

In the past I have successively been Chairman of the Addenbrooke’s Hospital Consultant Staff Council, Dean of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and Clinical Director of Neurology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. In addition I have been elected to the council of the Association of British Neurology and the council of the British Peripheral Nerve Society.

I am currently Director of the Addenbrooke’s Hospital Motor Neurone Disease Care and Research Centre.


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Qualification and professional memberships

BA / University of Cambridge Medical Sciences Tripos / 1970
Bachelor of Arts

MA / University of Cambridge / 1974
Master of Arts

MB BChir / University of Cambridge / 1973
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

MRCP / Royal College of Physicians of London / 1976

FRCP / Royal College of Physicians of London / 1992
Fellow,Royal College of Physicians

MD / Cambridge / 1984
Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

Association of British Neurologists

British Peripheral Nerve Society

Current NHS posts

Consultant Neurologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital NHS Trust, Cambridge. Associate Lecturer, University of Cambridge

Personal profile

I spend a lot of time with my family including my wife (an NHS child mental health therapist) three children (respectively a consultant neurologist, clinical psychologist and trainee psychiatrist) and so far five grandchildren living variously in Northumberland and London. In addition I travel widely in Asia, Europe and Africa and have interests in natural history as well as the history & philosophy of science.

Contact information

Telephone 01892 741150
Email kentcolorectal@gmail.com
Private secretary Naomi Kirby
Private secretary email kentcolorectal@gmail.com