Dr David Paling

Dr David Paling

Neurology 06078639

  • Fee assured
  • Not in Open Referral network
Fee assured
Not in Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Epilepsy
  • Movement disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Stroke medicine


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

UPDATE: During the coronavirus pandemic I am taking on new patients for video or telephone consultations or face to face appointment at a COVID secure rehabilitation centre, a short walk from Park Hill Hospital.

It would be a pleasure to discuss your symptoms and concerns initially via a video link or phone, and if we do feel that having a face to face assessment is required, I can arrange this at no extra cost to you or to your insurer.

I am David Paling, a consultant neurologist with practices at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Park Hill Hospital.

I am the clinical lead for the internationally renowned MS Centre Sheffield which was featured in BBC program "can you stop my MS" and awarded an NHS Parliamentary award for excellence. I am also an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield, Honorary Strategic Director for the Multiple Sclerosis Academy and the chair of the infrastructure working group of the MS Society.

As well as interests in multiple sclerosis I also specialise in headache and I run a teaching course for local general practitioners on diagnosis and treatments. I am also interested in epilepsy, seizures, blackouts and Parkinson’s disease and I have published peer reviewed articles and chapters on these topics.

I trained at University College London, The University of Manchester and The University of Sydney.

As part of my practice I see patients with all sorts of neurological symptoms including headaches, seizures, blackouts, weakness, numbness, tingling, nerve pains, visual problems, bladder problems, balance problems, walking problems, incoordination and problems with dexterity.

I see people with complicated symptoms which are hard to put together, and ensure that I take the time discuss all of your concerns and symptoms.

I understand that having neurological symptoms and seeing a specialist can be very daunting. I work very hard in my practice to to ensure that I do all I can to put people at their ease, take time to understand their symptoms and their impact, and work together on a investigation and management plan. I regularly survey patients who attend my practise using the RES360 system. The most up to date results are in the outcomes section.

In view of my specialist knowledge I look after patients in a very large geographical area encompassing Doncaster, Sheffield, Leeds, York, Goole, Beverly, Hull, Barnsley, Rotherham, Hathersage, Baslow, Hope, Bakewell, Chesterfield, Pontefract, Wakefield, Retford, Worksop, Lincoln, Scunthorpe, Belton, Epworth, Gainsborough, Mansfield, Rochdale and Manchester

Areas of interest

Multiple Sclerosis; Headaches; Migraines; Epilepsy; Parkinson's disease; Movement Disorders; Stroke; Transient Ischaemic Attack; Medically Unexplained Symptoms; Driving Queries; Blackouts; Nerve pain; Peripheral Neuropathy; Ataxia; Motor Neurone Disease

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