Dr Richard Armstrong

Consultant Neurologist

MA, PhD (Cantab), BMBCh (Oxon), MRCP (Neurol)


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I am a Consultant Neurologist practicing at the Spire Dunedin Hospital, The Royal Berkshire Hospital and Oxford University Hospitals. I am also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Neurology at Oxford University.

I diagnose and treat patients with all neurological problems, having particular expertise in migraine and headache disorders, epilepsy and neurogenetics. I see patients with all general neurological problems, having a special interest in epilepsy, headache and cognitive problems.

I have been a Consultant Neurologist in Reading and Oxford since 2011. As well as managing patients with all general neurological problems I lead the epilepsy service in Reading and treat many patients with headache disorders with treatments including nerve blocks and botulinum toxin. I run the regional Huntington’s disease service in the Thames Valley and I am active in the European Huntington’s Disease Network.

I graduated from Cambridge University in pre-clinical medical sciences and neuroscience and went onto complete a PhD researching treatments for Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Disease, resulting in over a dozen publications. I have been the author of over 40 publications. I completed my medical training in Oxford where I graduated top of the year. I undertook general professional training in London and Australia where I completed neurology training. I have been a university clinical lecturer in neurology at Oxford University, with periods at the National Hospital for Neurology at Queen Square.

I remain active in research with interests and collaborations in the Universities of Oxford and Reading and I participate in International clinical trials as a principal investigator. I also maintain an interest in medical education and ran and updated the undergraduate neurology course at Oxford University.

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Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Richard Armstrong at Spire include:

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Clinical interests

Headache
Epilepsy
Neurology

Current NHS posts

Consultant Neurologist at Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Trust and Oxford University Hospitals

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Neurology at Oxford University

Contact information

Telephone 0118 952 1319
Private secretary Kasia Haddad
Private secretary telephone 0118 952 1319
Private secretary fax 0118 955 3478
Private secretary email Kasia.Haddad@spirehealthcare.com