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The information is prepared by the Epilepsy Society, Epilepsy Action and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery epilepsy consultants.

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  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 601435 (Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy)
GP Telephone: 01494 601435 (Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy)
Fax: 020 3448 8615 (London)
Fax: 01494  874136 (Chalfont)

New appointments

Follow up appointments
Please contact your consultant’s secretary

Epilepsy nurse helpline (current UCLH patients only)

Telephone: 020 3448 8627 (voicemail)
Email: uclh.epilepsy@nhs.net

Other information

Queen Square team
Box 29
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Queen Square
London, WC1N 3BG

Chalfont St Peter team
Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy (www.epilepsysociety.org.uk)
Chalfont St Peter
Bucks, SL9 OLR

Private Health Care at UCLH
Telephone: 020 3448 8948

Visiting Doctors
If you wish to make an appointment to see one of our team, please contact an individual consultant direct:

g.baykarali@nhs.net – John Duncan, Meneka Sidhu, Dominic Heaney

mary.fanning2@nhs.net – Dominic Heaney, Matthias Koepp, Beate Diehl, Fahmida Chowdhury

ngozi.ibeji@nhs.net – Sofia Eriksson, Sofia Khan, Matthew Walker

k.burden1@nhs.net – Ley Sander, Clinical Nurse Specialists (Sasha Monaghan, Vivian Tagalan, Fran Watson), Sanjeev Rajakulendran, Fergus Rugg-Gunn


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 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.