Overview

Epilepsy

We care for people with epilepsy, from their first seizure to helping them manage complex epilepsy.

Epilepsy is a common neurological condition, involving your brain. It causes repeated seizures.

A seizure happens because the way your brain cells usually work has been interrupted. Having 1 seizure does not necessarily mean you have epilepsy. If you have repeated unprovoked seizures, you’ll need investigation and possible treatment.

We offer a range of clinics, including for if you:

  • are newly diagnosed
  • need support with medicines
  • are a teenager moving to adult services
  • have a learning disability
  • need women’s health support

Health information

NHS website epilepsy information.

Epilepsy Action, provides support for people with epilepsy

Epilepsy Society, supporting people living with epilepsy

GOV.UK for guidance from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) on driving and epilepsy

Team

Consultants in the epilepsy service:

Research and clinical trials

Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join. 

Contact us

Phone

General enquiries: 020 7188 8883

Epilepsy nursing service: 020 7188 1514

Email

General enquiries: [email protected]

Referrals and new patient bookings: [email protected]

Referrals to first fit clinic: [email protected]

Epilepsy nurses: [email protected]

Addresses

Neurology department, 1st floor, Southwark Wing, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Outpatient Centre, Gassiot House, St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

We’re open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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