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 specialties within the NHNN.
Based at Queen Square in central London and Chalfont St-Peter the epilepsy group works within UCLH NHS Foundation Trust and has close links with UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology and UCL Partners, including Great Ormond Street Hospital and UCL Great Ormond St Institute of Child Health.
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.
Other contact information
Telephone: 01494 917170 (Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy)
Follow up appointments
Please contact your consultant’s secretary
Epilepsy nurse helpline (current UCLH patients only)
Telephone: 020 3448 8627 (voicemail)
Queen Square team
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
London, WC1N 3BG
Chalfont St Peter team
Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy (www.epilepsysociety.org.uk)
Chalfont St Peter
Bucks, SL9 0RJ
Private Health Care at UCLH
Telephone: 020 3448 8948
Queen Square Private Consulting Rooms
If you wish to spend some time with our team, please contact an individual consultant direct:
Other referral information
Advice and Guidance for Epilepsy
If you need advice from the Epilepsy team, please use the eRS advice and guidance for written communication.
The service is intended for patients who are currently not seen within the services (17 or over) with seizure diagnosis and can be used for:
- Medical management queries
- Requirement for further support (such as interpretation of test results) or
- Uncertainty around the need for referral
For advice on patients who are currently under follow up with the team, please contact the patient’s consultant or the epilepsy nurse specialists.
How to find us on eRS
Clinic Type: Epilepsy
Organisation/Location: National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery-Queen Square
Service name: Adult Epilepsy Advice & Guidance – NHNN – UCLH – RRV
The Epilepsy Group at The NHNN at Queen Square 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 seizures, usually referred from Emergency Departments but also from their GP.
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 management and surgical management of epilepsy (see Guide for patients considering epilepsy surgery) as well as second opinions. Patients are referred by their GP but also by neurologists locally as well as across the UK.
Obstetric-neurology clinic at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital – monitoring and advice given to women with epilepsy who are pregnant
Epilepsy Genetics clinic at Chalfont-St-Peter (Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy, Epilepsy Society) – known or suspected genetic epilepsy, for testing, counselling, management including precision medicine options where available
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 7-bed Jules Thorn 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.