During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.
Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.
Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.
You can read some general NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB
If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis
For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111
Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.
We provide assessment and treatment for adults with complex epilepsy and intellectual disabilities across Nottinghamshire. We take a holistic approach to patients' neurological problems diagnosing and treating epilepsy and associated health conditions. Our focus is on better seizure control and improved quality of life.
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.
Information for women and girls taking medicine containing valproate:
Sarah Pashley, Consultant Nurse in Epilepsy and Intellectural Disability
Lisa Flinton, Epilepsy and Intellectural Disability Specialist Nurse
We work with four consultant neurologists/epileptologists and adult epilepsy nurses employed by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
We mainly provide services to:
Our service also acts as a resource for the development of policies, procedures, guidelines and pathways.
The Team provides regular clinics at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham City Hospital, King's Mill Hospital and Highbury Hospital. Some clinics are jointly run with other specialists to meet individual’s specific health needs, such as:
Find out more about the service we provide at the Queen's Medical Centre.
We provide a range of accessible information about epilepsy treatment and management for service users as well as carer information. We hold a range of epilepsy related information booklets and leaflets and seizure monitoring charts.The national epilepsy voluntary organisations are a valuable source of information (see 'useful links' below).
The epilepsy and intellectural disability service operates a telephone advice service within working hours. Our advice line number is 0115 854 2248.
Sleep is essential for good health and wellbeing. Most people have difficulty sleeping from time to time.
Click the links below for information to help you think about your current sleep habits and suggestions to help you sleep better.
Our service is provided in partnership with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. For the full selection of information leaflets, please visit their website.
The epilepsies: the diagnosis and management of the epilepsies in adults and children in primary and secondary care www.nice.org.uk/cg137
This video is available to watch in English, Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Somali, Turkish and Urdu.
These seven short educational films have been made with the help of people with epilepsy and intellectual disability, together with Nottingham University Hospitals.
The films explain hospital tests, epilepsy treatment, transition between services and how to live well with epilepsy. Each film has an accompanying booklet.
Please click on the images below to view each film, or click on the title below this to view each booklet. We would welcome your feedback or comments about the films or booklets.
We accept referrals from primary and secondary healthcare professionals, and community based health and social care professionals. Self referrals are not accepted. GPs can refer using SystMOne F12 button Neurology. Choose the Epilepsy and Intellectual Disabilities option. Referrals should otherwise be made in writing to:
Sarah Pashley, Epilepsy Intellectual Disability Consultant Nurse,
Fern House, Highbury Hospital, Bulwell,
Telephone: 0115 854 2248 (Team Secretary)
Sarah Pashley, Care of Dr O’Donoghue’s secretary
Department of Neurology
D Floor, West Block
Queen’s Medical Centre
We provide a range of education and training opportunities. The team run epilepsy workshops and also deliver epilepsy awareness and rescue medication training directly in to the workplace.
Epilepsy awareness sessions include:
The epilepsy service provides bespoke training for carers working with individuals with complex epilepsy and to health professionals. A nominal charge is made applicable to private agencies.