The Newcastle Mitochondrial Clinic provides a caring and supportive environment in which patients can discuss their condition with experts in both paediatric and adult mitochondrial diseases. Supported by the Highly Specialised NHS Service for Rare Mitochondrial Disorders, Newcastle is one of three national centres to provide specialist mitochondrial clinics, the other two centres established in London and Oxford. Our service deals with the complex issues of diagnosis and subsequent management of mitochondrial disease.
The clinical service is led by Doug Turnbull, Robert McFarland, Andrew Schaefer, Grainne Gorman, our Nurse Specialist Catherine Feeney and our research nurse Alex Bright. Other specialists attend each clinic to offer multi-disciplinary support to patients. These include our Physiotherapist Jane Newman and Speech and Language Therapist Alison Davison.