The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) has one of the largest, most comprehensive programmes in Europe for the evaluation and medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy.
Our multi-disciplinary team of world-leading experts includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-psychiatrists and neurophysiologists – working closely with epilepsy nurse specialists, neuro-psychologists and other specialities within the NHNN.
Based at Queen Square in central London and Chalfont St-Peter – and also locally within Camden the epilepsy group works within UCLH NHS Foundation Trust and has close links with UCL Institute of Neurology and UCL Partners, including Great Ormond Street Hospital.
These links allow the epilepsy group to evaluate and treat the widest range of patients – ranging from individuals seeking diagnosis after their first seizure – to more complex cases, including those for whom epilepsy forms only part of a broader medical or surgical condition.
The Epilepsy Group at The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery and Sir William Gowers Centre in Chalfont St-Peter provides a comprehensive service for patients with epilepsy and for those with suspected seizures.
First seizure clinic – assessment of up to 10 new patients per week with suspected first seizure, usually referred from Emergency Department.
Epilepsy out-patient clinics at NHNN and Sir William Gowers Centre in Chalfont St-Peter – assessment of suspected seizures, investigation of newly-diagnosed epilepsy, medical and surgical management of epilepsy as well as second opinions.
Obstetric-neurology clinic at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital – monitoring and advice given to women with epilepsy who are pregnant
Epilepsy nurse led clinics – at NHNN and Sir William Gowers Centre in Chalfont St-Peter
Following consultation with a consultant neurologist / epileptologist at NHNN, patients can be admitted for prolonged EEG and simultaneous video-recording to the Jules Thorn 7-bed telemetry unit at NHNN. This unit provides a diagnostic service and also forms an essential component of the epilepsy surgery programme.
The Sir William Gowers Assessment and Treatment Centre in Chalfont St-Peter is a 26 bed facility which offers video-EEG telemetry, MRI, drug level monitoring, neurology, neuropsychiatry and psychology, and admits 1000 patients per year from all over the UK and Ireland for in-depth multidisciplinary assessment and treatment.