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Paediatric Epilepsy Service - NGH

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Epilepsy is defined as a tendency to have recurrent seizures and is the most common serious neurological disorder, with 70% of patients developing it by 20 years of age.

The overall goal of managing epilepsy is to enable the child or young person (and their family) to lead a normal life as free as possible from seizures. This is achieved through access to specialist paediatric epilepsy services which have effective links to schools, primary care, and other services.

The role of the epilepsy specialist nurse is highly-specialised, and aims to improve services for the child / young person with epilepsy. They have a number of functions, including:

  • Increasing access to specialist services and resources
  • Improving communication between the hospital and the community
  • Improving communication between the hospital and family links
  • Promoting multi-disciplinary follow-up of the child / young person

Referrals to the Epilepsy Service

Children and young people from 0-18 years of age (or up to 19 if still receiving paediatric care) with a diagnosis of epilepsy, can be referred to the epilepsy service. Babies and young children with recurrent and prolonged febrile convulsions may also be referred.

  • Brackley Area
  • Corby Area
  • Daventry Area
  • East Northants Area
  • Kettering Area
  • Northampton Area
  • Towcester Area
  • Wellingborough Area
  • North Northamptonshire
  • West Northamptonshire
  • Northamptonshire
Additional languages
Translation and/or Interpreting Available on Request
Age range
Suitable for ages from 0 to 19 years
Referral route
GP or Healthcare Referral
For people with
Medical Conditions
Eligibility criteria
  • Age Range - School
  • Age Range - Early Years
  • Diagnosis
Provider category
Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support


Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, Cliftonville
United Kingdom


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Last updated 22 March 2024