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Epilepsy specialist nursing team (adult services)

The epilepsy clinical nurse specialists work autonomously in specialist nurse led clinics, and also work closely alongside Consultant Neurologists and a variety of health and social care professionals in order to support people with epilepsy to have the best chance of managing their condition. 

The epilepsy service is available to those people who have a definite and confirmed diagnosis of epilepsy. If you are newly diagnosed you will usually be referred directly via the consultant neurologist. 

If you are a health professional and wish to refer to the epilepsy nursing service, we currently accept referrals via letter, telephone or please email clinical information to 

If you or a member of your family have a confirmed diagnosis and wish to be seen by our team, please contact the specialist nurses admin team on 01432 677349. 

The epilepsy service is available 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, except Bank/Public holidays.

Transition from paediatric to adult services 

Transitioning from paediatric to adult services can be a difficult time for a young person and their family.  Our team provides support to young people going through transition to adult services, which includes face to face appointments, telephone appointments as well as a telephone help line - 01432 677349, leaflets and information to provide information about that process and the practicalities surrounding the transition.  If you have any questions about this please speak to our team who are here to help.

Key clinical staff

  • Carley Kanagalingam (lead epilepsy clinical nurse specialist)
  • Wendy Leibrick (epilepsy clinical nurse specialist) 

What is available?

  • Newly diagnosed clinics.
  • Transition clinics from paediatric to adult services.
  • Support for patients with learning disabilities, their families and carers.
  • Patients who require preconception advice.
  • Patients who are pregnant.
  • Patients requiring the Pregnancy Prevention programme (PPP)
  • Follow up clinics
  • Urgent clinics
  • Complex clinic
  • Telephone advice line
  • Training 

Urgent and out of hours

Please be aware that the adult epilepsy nursing service is not an urgent or emergency service.

If you require urgent or emergency treatment relating to epilepsy, please contact 111 or in an emergency call 999. 

Advice and support

For further advice and support on living with Epilepsy.

Epilepsy service contact details

Sarum House
3 St Ethelbert Street
HR1 2NS 

Phone: 01432 677349 (secretaries)




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