Motor neurone disease

A diagnosis of motor neurone disease (MND) can often take a long time to confirm. We provide a range of tests, often on a repeated basis on the nerves and muscles, to diagnose this condition.

If you or a member of your family is diagnosed, we will co-ordinate your care here in the neurology department. We monitor and support you with help from a team of health professionals in speech, diet, eating, breathing support and physiotherapy.

A valuable source of information and support for people with MND and their carers is the MND Association. Their website is and their helpline is 08457 626262.

Our community neurological rehabilitation nurse specialist works with patients across Somerset. You can contact her on 01935 848291.

How to access this service

You will be referred by the consultant after you have been assessed in a general neurology clinic.