BLA CONNECTIONS | Series 3,   Episode 1 

A UK perspective on the neurolaryngology MDT

“Our best times are when a patient comes to us and says ‘for a bit, I forgot I had dystonia’, and then we really know we’ve got it right.”

In this episode we speak with two phenomenal neurolaryngology duos and explore their decades of experience working together to improve patients’ lives.

Marie-Hélène Marion is a neurologist with over 30 years’ experience working in France and the UK, specialising in movement development. Since 2007 she has worked at St. Georges Hospital in London with laryngologist Lucy Hicklin. In their clinic they mainly treat patients with cranio cervical dystonia and have developed a small specialty in anterocollis. From a laryngologist’s point of view, Lucy also discusses the advantages of neurolaryngology MDTs in early diagnosis of conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple system atrophy (MSA).

Our second dynamic duo comprises Miles Humberstone, a neurologist in Nottingham and previous BLA Council member, laryngologist and head and neck surgeon, Julian McGlashan. They discuss how their clinic is uniquely positioned to help patients with complex diagnoses and treatment approaches, and explain how the MDT approach is invaluable in managing these patients.

Our panelists’ also share their top tips for setting up a neurolaryngology clinic.

All interviewees today are members of the British Neurotoxin Network Chaired by Dr Marion. Find out more about the BNN, including workshops and their annual Autumn meeting, on their website: www.neurotoxinnetwork.org

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This show is brought to you by the British Laryngological Association and is  hosted by Natalie Watson @surgeonsinger and produced and directed by Heather Pownall of Heather’s Media Hub Ltd.

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