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

Routine referrals via CCAS through e-Referral.

Urgent (non-2ww) via e-Referrals direct to the hospital.

Please mark the referral with 'first-seizure' to ensure it goes to the correct service.

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: Jan 10th, 2019
Review date: Jul 17th, 2019