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Multiple sclerosis (MS)

What we do

We care for people suspected of having, or known to have, multiple sclerosis (MS) and rarer inflammatory conditions affecting the brain and spine, such as Devic’s disease (neuromyelitis optica) and neurosarcoidosis.

Consultant Neurologists Drs Silber and Brex hold a weekly clinic along with Pauline Shaw, the community team’s lead specialist MS nurse.

As well as seeing local patients we also offer a regional service to people in the South East and beyond whose diagnosis is uncertain or who require more specialist MS treatment than their local neurologist can provide.

We offer treatment with Interferon-beta, glatiramer acetate, natalizumab, fingolimod and mitoxantrone to suitable patients, and provide access to clinical trials of unlicensed medicines in the later stages of development.

We recognise the importance of good mental health for people with MS and have a dedicated nurse providing support.


First floor, Willowfield Building, King’s College Hospital, Bessemer Road, SE5 9BG

Contact Details

  • Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 2994
  • MS Secretary: +44 (0)20 3299 2994

Conditions we treat

We diagnose and treat:

  • multiple sclerosis
  • neuromyelitis optica (NMO or Devic’s disease)
  • neurosarcoidosis
  • transverse myelitis
  • optic neuritis.

What is required before referring a patient

For patients who have been diagnosed at another centre it would be helpful to have as much information about how they were diagnosed and their symptoms to date, eg clinic letters, investigation results etc.

Booking a patient at King’s

Routine Referrals

Address routine letters of referral to either Dr Eli Silber or Dr Peter Brex and post to:
Department of Neurology,
9th floor, Ruskin Wing
King’s College Hospital
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS

Emergency Referrals

We do not accept emergency referrals. These should be directed through the general neurology clinics.

Other Queries

For any other queries, contact the MS Service Co-ordinator:
Tel 020 3299 8344

Key Clinical Staff

Name Role
Dr Peter Brex Neurology Consultant
Prof Eli Silber Professor of Clinical Neurology