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Locations - U.K. - Study Site Fife -

Clinic Contact Details

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Mrs Nicola Johns - Huntington's Disease Specilaist Nurse
Scottish Huntington's Association
Whyteman's Brae Hospital
Kirkcaldy
Fife, KY1 2ND

Tel: 01592 647993
Email: 


Clinic locations
Clinics are held on a Tuesday afternoon 1pm - 3pm in Whyteman's Brae Hospital, Kirkcaldy.  There can be some flexibility regarding location if there is difficulty in travelling to Kirkcaldy e.g. Community Hospital, St Andrews can be used  
The Euro-HD Clinic -weekly assessment completed by an HD Specialist Nurse.  Participants are then invited annually to undergo the same battery of assessments and can be given feedback regarding the outcome of their assessments.  

Who is the clinic for
Individuals and families affected by or who are at risk of Huntington's Disease.

The staff of the Fife HD Clinic are

  • Dr Gareth Thomas - Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Debbie Pitcaithly - Clinical Psychologist
  • Jillian Foster - Project Manager/ Huntington’s Specialist
  • Nicola Johns - Huntington’s Specialist
  • Peter Brockie - Phlebotomist 
  • Jean Rothery - Admin/Resource Worker
 
Who can refer to the HD Management Clinic
Clients living within the Fife area can be referred to the clinic by their G.P., Huntington’s Specialist , Genetics service or other health care profession.
 
Service offered
  • Medical review
  • Cognitive and Psychological assessment and treatment
  • Mental Health Assessment
  • Medication review
  • Symptom management
  • Entry into European HD study
Multi-agency input may also be required. This may include occupational therapy, speech & language therapy, physiotherapy and/or dietetics.

If you would like to meet with a Huntington’s Specialist please contact the Fife Service on:

Tel: 01592 647993

Monday – Thursday  8.30AM -5.30PM
Friday                    8.30AM- 4.00PM

If you are phoning out of office hours please leave a message on the answer machine, leaving your name and telephone number and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Our aims
  • To offer an individual assessment for those affected by Huntington’s Disease, including medical, psychological and social assessment.
  • To work with clients and carers to establish individualised packages of care and treatment.
  • To work collaboratively and closely with other professions.
  • To ensure clients have access to all the services required.
  • To increase understanding of Huntington's Disease by clients, carers & professionals.
  • To continue and develop Fife as a study site for European HD research network

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