First-seizure epilepsy

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Patients with established epilepsy should be referred through e-Referral.

First-seizure referrals should be sent directly to the trust's first-seizure clinics (as NICE guidelines suggest rapid review and assessment).

The consultants would be happy to discuss any referrals and usually state the eligibility criteria below.

Eligibility criteria


Adult patients with epilepsy or suspected epilepsy, who have had:

  • first seizure within 3 months
  • no active or significant drug or alcohol dependency
  • no previous neurological review regarding first seizure
  • normal 12-lead ECG


How to Refer EMIS Forms

Royal Free

Address to neurology department and mark as 'First-seizure referral'. 


Address to .First-seizure Clinic. and send to NHNN bookings. Patients are seen at Queen’s Square. 

Contact Details

Royal Free

Referrals triaged by Dr Rebecca Liu and Dr Heather Angus-Leppan

Epilepsy secretary – t: 020 7830 2864


Referrals triaged by Dr Dominic Heaney and Dr Rajakulendran

t: 020 3448 8625


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Last updated: Dec 10th, 2018
Review date: Jan 23rd, 2019