Epilepsy and Intellectual Disability Specialist Service
We provide assessment and treatment for adults with complex epilepsy and learning disability across Nottinghamshire.
We take a holistic approach to patients' neurological problems diagnosing and treating epilepsy and associated health conditions.
Our learning disability qualified epilepsy specialist nurses provide clinical services into the Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC), City Hospital and Highbury Hospital in Nottingham, and King's Mill Hospital in Mansfield.
- More information about our service [pdf] 371KB
- Information about epilepsy
- What to do when someone has a seizure
- Sarah Pashley, Consultant Nurse in Epilepsy and Learning Disability
- Lisa Flinton, Epilepsy and Learning Disability Specialist Nurse
We work with four consultant neurologists/epileptologists and adult epilepsy nurses employed by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Who we help
We mainly provide services to:
people in whom diagnosis and treatment can be challenging, and special expertise is needed to diagnose and manage their condition. This includes people with complex behavioural, sleep, movement, communication, and psychiatric disorders
patients with poorly controlled epilepsy
patients who have difficulty accessing mainstream health services and clinical investigations
people who have epilepsy in association with particular brain disorders, and people with Down’s syndrome and dementia
teenagers in transition to adult services, to make the transition smooth for those with complex epilepsies, and teenagers with profound and multiple needs
healthcare professionals and community care providers who need specialist advice, education and training.
Our service also acts as a resource for the development of policies, procedures, guidelines and pathways.