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Professor Christopher Hawkes
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General Medical Council: 1592922




New appointment: £250
Follow-up appointment: £165


Professor Hawkes, Consultant Neurologist in Southend on Sea, Essex for Spire Wellesley Hospital, graduated from Edinburgh University’s Medical program in 1964. As of 2015 Professor Hawkes had been a Consultant Neurologist for 40 years.

His special interest in taste and smell disorders has led him to author more than 150 scientific articles and two books on the subject. In 2011 Professor Hawkes founded the international journal of “Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders”; he continues to serve as the Chief Editor.

The Professor is happy to welcome patients with a wide variety of ailments including dizziness, headaches, epilepsy, stroke, muscle and nerve disorders, as well as any smell and taste problems. He is particularly welcoming to referrals who are seeking a second opinion. Any patients who wish to refer and pay for treatment themselves are welcomed without the need for a GP letter of referral.

Professor Hawkes married an eye surgeon, and together they have had five children. One of which has followed in his parents' footsteps and gone on to become a doctor. Some of the professors’ hobbies include sailing, collecting antique clocks, politics, keeping an active lifestyle, reading autobiographies and discussing conspiracy theories.

Professor Hawkes is currently a member of the following professional bodies

  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (London)
  • British Medical Association
  • Association of British Neurologists
  • International Movement Disorder Society
  • European Neurological Society
  • European Chemosensory Research Organisation
  • Fellow Royal Society of Medicine
  • American Academy of Neurology

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Special Interests

  • General neurology
  • Movement disorders
  • Smell and taste
  • Neurology
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Stroke


  • Edinburgh University 1964 (MD)
  • FRCP (Ed) FRCP (Lon)