Dr Vaclav Dostal

Consultant Neurologist


"Spire Hospital is a hospital providing the highest level of medical care. I am really impressed by the friendly environment, dedicated staff and modern equipment. The staff seems to go extra mile to provide the best possible care and is committed to keep it updated in the future."

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My work as a Consultant Neurologist covers all aspects of neurology. I run general clinics seeing patients with headache, neuropathy, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions. My movement disorder clinic attracts patients with Parkinson disease and other neurological conditions affecting mobility. I provide treatment with botulinum toxin for dystonia (a range of movement disorders that cause muscle spasms and contractions). My practice focuses on consultations and pharmacological treatment. I perform diagnostic lumbar punctures.

I am a member of Parkinson Disease Steering committee at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) which supervises the treatment and care of patient with Parkinson disease in our region. I am a member of the Drugs, Therapeutics and Medicines Management Committee at NNUH as well.

In addition to my clinical work, I am also proud to be an honorary lecturer at the University of East Anglia. I am a clinical supervisor to junior doctors and registrars at the Norfolk Norwich University Hospital.

I am a honorary consultant neurologist at James Paget Hospital in Great Yarmouth running a botulinum toxin clinic once a month there. I am active in the research activities of our neurology department participating in trials with Parkinson disease. I participate in clinical research performed at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (Parkinson disease).

I undertook my undergraduate training at University Palacky at Olomouc, Czech Republic and qualified as a doctor at 1995. I continued my postgraduate training in liaison with the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and the Institute of Postgradute Education. I passed my first Board Examination on Neurology in 1998 and the second Board Examination in 2009 and qualified as Consultant Neurologist. My primary interest in neurology are movement disorders including Parkinson disease, Parkinson plus syndromes, tremor, dystonia, Huntington disease and similar conditions and cognitive neurology.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Vaclav Dostal at Spire include:


Other treatments

Alzheimers disease, Epilepsy, Headache, Memory disorders, Movement disorders, Muscle disease, Neurogenetics, Neuro-immunology, Neuromuscular disorders, Neuro-ophthalmology, Pain management, Peripheral nerve disease, and Sleep disorders.

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Qualification and professional memberships

MD / University of Palacky, Olomouc, Czech Republic / 1995
Medical doctor
Medical doctor as a basic qualification, neurology as speciality

Professional memberships

Association of British Neurologist

Research and publications

I am research active in the topic of movement disorders, currently  investigator in the PD STAT trial (statins in the treatment of Parkinson disease). I am generally interested in the treatment of movement disorders. The new trial with immunotherapy for Parkinson disease is in preparation. This is a completely new concept of treatment of this neurodegenerative disease and that is why I am so excited about it.  I am preparing a study with new COMT inhibitor  opicapone in treatment of Parkinson disease focusing on safety and efficacy in erderly population.

Current NHS posts

Consultant neurologist at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich

Honorary Consultant neurologist at James Paget Hospital, Great Yarmouth

Lecturer at the University of East Anglia

Personal profile

I do my best to keep a healthy life style, I go running and visit the gym regularly. I love travelling and enjoy exploring new countries and cities with my partner. As a newcomer, I am still dazzled by the beauty of British historical cities, villages and countryside.

Financial interests

I do not hold any financial position at Spire.

Contact information

Email Vaclav.Dostal@nnuh.nhs.uk
Website www.nnuh.nhs.uk
Private secretary Nicola A Jarman
Private secretary telephone 07375 046773
Private secretary fax 01603 287 360
Private secretary email NICOLA.JARMAN@nnuh.nhs.uk