About the Department of Neurology

​​The Department of Neurology evaluates and treats patients from the Copenhagen Area, and from other parts of Denmark as well as the Faeroe Islands and Greenland.


The department receives patients with rare neurological diseases from all of Denmark and often admits patients from other hospitals in Denmark for a second opinion.

The Department of Neurology consists of several units including multiple sclerosis, headache disorders, neuromuscular diseases, memory disorders, stroke and epilepsia including evaluation and treatment of patients candidating for surgery.

Research units

The department has four major research un​​its:

Our approach
Our aims are:

  • To provide the best evidence-based treatment to patients with neurological disorders
  • To ensure that patients requiring highly specialised neurological treatment choose the Department of Neurology at Rigshospitalet
  • To stimulate and conduct research activities
  • To have the best education for all students and staff members
  • To ensure that all employees are proud to be employed at the department

Quality assurance

Quality assurance, quality development and documentation are in focus and incorporated in routine daily work, as well as strategically, through the implementation of projects and other initiatives, including the international indicator project. Work is on a cohesive course of treatment for patients with as few contacts (people and visits) as possible - gathering activities around the patients and the patients’ experience of their treatment and contact with the department.


The department is led by the department management, the head of department and two head nurses, in close collaboration with the general management group of sub specialities. Specialists and specialist councils and committees are involved in the decision-making.

In order to incorporate specialist knowledge and experience in the organisation and management as well as possible, the department has developed a management structure with team formation and team management with specialist managers. A team management exists for each ward and outpatient department, comprising a lead nurse and a consultant.

Co-influence, co-decision making, co-involvement (CCC). The Department of Neurology has just set up a CCC committee. The Committee establishes the framework and foundation for collaboration, conditions and occupational health and safety. 
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