Vacancy: Clinical Research Fellow, Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre

15 Sept 2016

NMCCC shortlisted for prestigious HSJ award

15 Sept 2016

The NMCCC has been shortlisted for a 2016 HealthService Journal (HSJ) Award. For 35 years the HSJ Awards, have recognised, celebrated, and promoted the finest achievements in the NHS.

"This is well deserved recognition for the inspiring work of the whole team. This a genuinely innovative new model of care for patients with muscle wasting neurological diseases who previously died in childhood but now transition to adult care with very complex needs. There were many significant obstacles to making this unit a reality which Ros Quinlivan and the team successfully overcame with critical support from the UCLH charity. The improvement in patient experience and patient outcomes is very significant.  Our ambition is to support the roll out this model ultimately to each NHS region across England” 

Professor Michael Hanna Consultant and Chairman of the Queen Square Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Leadership

Professor Mary Reilly is elected to be the first female President of the Association of British Neurologists in 83 years

24 March 2015

Professor Mary Reilly has been elected ABN President from 2017-2019 and is President elect from 2015-2017.

Professor Reilly has been a consultant Neurologist at Queen Square since 1998 and was promoted to Professor of Clinical Neurology at UCL in 2010. She is head of the Division of Clinical Neurology and Co-Director of the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases in the Department of Molecular Neurosciences at UCL Institute of Neurology. She is internationally recognised for her expertise in research and clinical practice related to peripheral nerve diseases.

The Association of British Neurologists (ABN) was established 83 years ago in 1932; Professor Reilly is the first ever female President. Professor Reilly originally came to Queen Square to undertake research with Professor Anita Harding in 1991.

"To become the first female president of the ABN is a tremendous achievement and I am delighted to congratulate Professor Mary Reilly on this success. Mary worked with Professor Anita Harding who undoubtedly blazed the trail for women in neurology and it is very fitting that one of Anita’s pupils has become the first female ABN President"

Professor Michael Hanna, Director of the UCL Institute of Neurology

UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014

UCL is the top-rated university in the UK for research strength in the new Research Excellence Framework 2014 published today, by a measure of average research score multiplied by staff numbers submitted. UCL researchers received a ‘grade point average’ of 3.22 (out of 4) and submitted over 2,500 staff to be assessed in REF2014, giving UCL an overall research power greater than both the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. 

Click here to view the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases which featured as in impact case study.

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UK's first complex neuromuscular complex care centre opens

9th September 2014


The UK’s first dedicated inpatient centre for people with complex neuromuscular disorders has been officially opened by leading healthcare advocate Sir Robert Francis at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN).

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