MS - Details

Listed below are the collaborating sites involved in Multiple Sclerosis patient recruitment for TONiC.

The contact details given are that of the TONiC 'Champion'. This is a professional working at each site to assist as TONiC representative and is point of contact for that site.

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital

Principal Investigator:Dr Andrea Malaspina
Position:Consultant Neurologist
Champion:Georgina Butt
 Clinical Trials Practitioner
Institution:Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital,
Essex, Essex
United Kingdom, SS16 5NL
Telephone:01268 524900

Belfast City Hospital

Principal Investigator:Dr Gavin Mc Donnell Consultant Neurologist
Champion:Dr Gavin Mc Donnell Consultant Neurologist
 028 9080 2802
Institution:Belfast City Hospital
Lisburn Road
Belfast, Belfast
Northern Ireland, BT9 7AB
Telephone:028 9080 2802


Principal Investigator:Dr. John Woolmore BA MBBCh MA MD MRCPDr. John Woolmore
Position:Consultant Neurologist
Deputy PI:Dr. Gordon Mazibrada MRCP
Champion:Umar Hussain
Institution:University Hospitals Birmingham
Area 3, Floor 7
Neurology - University Hospitals
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
Mindelsohn Way
United Kingdom, B15 2WB
Telephone:0121 371 5799
Dr. John Woolmore


Principal Investigator:Stephen Sawcer
Position:Consultant Neurologist
Champion:Daniela Soares RĂ©gua
 Multiple Sclerosis Support Nurse
 01223 596 319
Institution:Department of Neurology
Box 165
Addenbrooke's Hospital
Hills Road
Cambridge, Cambridge
United Kingdom, CB2 0QQ
Telephone:01223 274564

Cheshire & Wirral

Principal Investigator:Dr. Patricia Mottram
Position:Research Fellow
Champion:Theresa Whittingham
 Research Facilitator
Institution:Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Academic Unit
Lower Ground Floor
Stein Centre
Church Road
Birkenhead, Wirral
United Kingdom, CH42 0LQ
Telephone:0151 488 7327


Principal Investigator:Dr. David FootittDr. David Footitt
Position:Professor of Neurology
Champion:Ms Gillian Webster
 Research Nurse
Institution:Furness General
Dalton Lane
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
United Kingdom, LA14 4LF
Telephone:01228 602199
Dr. David Footitt


Principal Investigator:Dr. Cathy Ellis
Position:Consultant Neurologist
Champion:Mrs. Helen Wooldridge
 Research Nurse
Institution:Darent Valley Hospital
Research Department
Acorn House
Darent Valley Hospital
Dartford, Kent
United Kingdom, DA2 8DA
Telephone:01322 428100

Doncaster and Bassetlaw

Principal Investigator:Dr David Paling
Position:Consultant Neurologist
Champion:Sister Gemma Kirkham
 Research Sister
Institution:Doncaster Royal Infirmary
Armthorpe Road
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
United Kingdom, DN2 5LT
Telephone:01302 644071


Principal Investigator:Professor Siddharthan Chandran MBChB PhDProfessor Siddharthan Chandran
Position:Professor of Neurology; Director of Centre for Clinical Brain Science; Director of the Euan MacDonald Centre
Champion:Alison Henderson Nurse
 0131 465 9500
Institution:Euan Macdonald Centre for MND research
Rm: GU426E
Chancellors Building
49 Little France Crescent
Edinburgh, Edinburgh
United Kingdon, EH16 4SB
Telephone:0131 242 7985
Professor Siddharthan Chandran


Principal Investigator:Dr. Timothy HarrowerDr. Timothy Harrower
Champion:Sarah Irvine
 Senior Research Nurse
Institution:Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Noy Scott House
RD&E, Barrack Road
Exeter, Devon
United Kingdom, EX2 5DW
Telephone:01392 406979
Dr. Timothy Harrower


Principal Investigator:Dr. Helen Ford BSc MBChB FRCPDr. Helen Ford
Position:Consultant Neurologist
Champion:Charlotte Wicks
 Clinical Trials Assistant
 0113 39 23468
Institution:Department of Neurology
St James's University Hospital
Beckett Street
United Kingdom, LS9 7TF
Dr. Helen Ford

Leicester General Hospital

Principal Investigator:Dr Esmaeil Nikfefers
Position:Consultant Neurologist
Champion:Mrs Rehanah Roopun
 0116 258 4739
Institution:Gwendolen Rd
Leicester , Leicester
England, LE5 4PW
Telephone:0116 2586977


Principal Investigator:Professor Basil SharrackProfessor Basil Sharrack
Position:Consultant Neurologist; Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer
Champion:Karen Warner
 Clinical Research Officer
Institution:Lincolnshire Clinical Research Facility
Research and Development Building
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Lincoln County Hospital
Greetwell Road
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
United Kingdom, LN2 5QY
Telephone:01522 573649
Professor Basil Sharrack


Principal Investigator:Professor Carolyn Young MD FRCPProfessor Carolyn Young
Position:Consultant Neurologist; Honorary Professor of Neurology
Champion:TONiC team
 Study Co-ordinators
 0151 529 5668
Institution:The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Lower Lane
Liverpool, Merseyside
United Kingdom, L9 7LJ
Professor Carolyn Young

London - Charing Cross

Principal Investigator:Dr. Richard Nicholas MBBS FRCPDr. Richard Nicholas
Position:Consultant Neurologist
Champion:David Wilkie
 Clinical Trials Coordinator
 020 8383 0675
Institution:Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Room 10L18 (Imperial Lab Block)
Charing Cross Hospital
Fulham Palace Road
United Kingdom, W6 8RF
Telephone:020 3311 1234
Dr. Richard Nicholas

London - North West

Principal Investigator:Dr. Antonio Scalfari
Position:Consultant Neurologist
Champion:Cheryl Pavel
 Clinical Research Officer
Institution:London North West Healthcare NHS Trust
R&D Department
Level 7 maternity block
Northwick Park hospital
Watford road
Harrow, Middlesex
United Kingdom, HA1 3UJ

North Devon

Principal Investigator:Dr. Timothy HarrowerDr. Timothy Harrower
Champion:Nathan Vernon
 Clinical Research Nurse
Institution:Suite 1, Room 6
Chichester House
North Devon District Hospital
Raleigh Park
Barnstaple, Devon
United Kingdom, EX31 4JB
Telephone:01271 311584
Dr. Timothy Harrower

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Principal Investigator:Dr John Thorpe
Position:Consultant Neurologist
Champion:Natalie Temple
 Stroke/Neurology Research Nurse
 01733 673891
Institution:Peterborough City Hospital
Edith Cavell Campus
Bretton Gate
Peterborough, Bretton Gate
United Kingdom, PE9 1UA
Telephone:01733 678000


Principal Investigator:Professor Cris S Constantinescu MBBS MD PhD
Position:Professor of Neurology, Head of Clinical Neurology
Champion:Ms Laura Anderson
 Research Practitioner
 0115 8231475
Institution:University of Nottingham
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
United Kingdom, NG7 2UH


Principal Investigator:Dr. Jackie Palace BM (Hons) FRCP DMDr. Jackie Palace
Position:Consultant Neurologist
Champion:Joy Hodder
 MS Trials Administrator
 01865 231907
Institution:Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Neurosciences Offices
Level 3, West Wing
John Radcliffe Hospital
United Kingdom, OX3 9DU
Dr. Jackie Palace


Principal Investigator:Prof Oliver Hanemann
Position:Consultant Neurologist
Champion:Catherine Hayden
 Team Leader/Specialist Research Nurse
Institution:Bircham Park
Morlaix Avenue
Derriford Hospital
Plymouth, Devon
United Kingdom, PL6 8BQ
Telephone:01752 431807


Principal Investigator:Dr. Georgina BurkeDr. Georgina Burke
Position:Consultant Neurologist
Champion:Catherine Edwards
 Clinical Trials Practitioner for DeNDRoN
Institution:Queen Alexandra Hospital
Southwick Hill Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire
United Kingdom, PO6 3LY
Telephone:023 9228 6000
Dr. Georgina Burke


Principal Investigator:Dr Suresh Chhetri
Champion:Marianne Hare
 Lead Research Nurse Neurosciences
Institution:Royal Preston Hospital
Sharoe Green Lane
Hills Road
Preston, Lancashire
United Kingdom, PR2 9HT
Telephone:01772 522076

Royal Cornwall Hospital

Principal Investigator:Mrs Kirsty Bond Neurovascular Research Practitioner
Champion:Mrs Ali James
 01872 256498
Institution:Department, Room B17
Business Incubation Unit
The Knowledge Spa
Cornwall, Cornwall
United Kingdom , TR1 3HD
Telephone:01872 256498

Salford / Manchester

Principal Investigator:Dr. David Rog BMedSci (Hons) MBBS MD MRCPDr. David Rog
Position:Consultant Neurologist
Champion:Nicola Seferta
 Research Assistant
Institution:Greater Manchester Neuroscience Centre
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Stott Lane
Salford, Greater Manchester
United Kingdom, M6 8HD
Telephone:0161 789 7373
Dr. David Rog


Principal Investigator:Professor Basil SharrackProfessor Basil Sharrack
Position:Consultant Neurologist; Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer
Champion:Julie Kemp
 Senior Research Sister
 0114 2712096
Institution:Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Room M34 Floor M1 Neuro Outpatients
Glossop Road
United Kingdom, S10 2JF
Professor Basil Sharrack


Principal Investigator:Dr. Udo Wieshmann
Position:Consultant Neurologist
Champion:Miss Helen Terrett
Institution:Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Town Lane
Southport, Merseyside
United Kingdom, PR8 6PN
Telephone:01704 704 817

Stoke on Trent

Principal Investigator:Professor Clive Hawkins MBBS MD FRCPProfessor Clive Hawkins
Position:Professor of Clinical Neurology
Champion:Janice Gilford
 Clinical Research Technician
 01782 675393
Institution:Royal Stoke University Hospital
University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Newcastle Road
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
United Kingdom, ST4 6QG
Telephone:01782 675394
Professor Clive Hawkins


Principal Investigator:Ms Helen Santander
Champion:Linda Bailey
Institution:Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Research & Development Team
Clinical Quality Division
B Block (Bramber) Brighton General Hospital
Elm Grove
Brighton, Sussex
United Kingdom, BN2 3EW
Telephone:01273 696011

The Royal London Hospital

Principal Investigator:Dr Klaus Schmierer
Position:Consultant Neurologist
Champion:Kimberley Allen-Philbey
 Clinical Trials Practitioner
 0203 594 1765
Institution:The Royal London Hospital
Central Tower/ Ward 11D
11th floor
E1 1BB
London, Middlesex
United Kingdom, E1 1BB
Telephone:0203 594 1765


Principal Investigator:Dr. Clare Johnston
Position:Consultant Neurologist
Champion:Emma Temlett
 Research Nurse
Institution:NIHR Clinical Research Network: Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research
Scarborough Hospital
Woodlands Drive
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
United Kingdom, YO12 6QL
Telephone:01723 342384

TONiC is co-ordinated by Professor Carolyn Young and the TONiC team at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust. The following organisations have supported TONiC by contributing funds

mnda - motor neurone disease association
biogen idec
NHS - National Institute for Health Research
Genzyme - A Sanofi Company
The Walton Center - NHS Foundation Trust