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The children's epilepsy team provides care for children, young people and their families from diagnosis through to treatment and support during transition to adult epilepsy team if needed.
Our team provides weekly epilepsy clinics in the hospital setting and we are lucky to have a One-Stop Epilepsy-EEG clinic once per week in RDH Derby and once per week in QHB Burton allowing, where required, for some children to have an EEG on the same day as their outpatient appointment.
We liaise closely with Paediatric Neurologists based at Nottingham University Hospital for Derby Patients and Neurologist at Birmingham children’s hospital for Burton patients.
With support of the MDT, the Epilepsy Nurses provide ongoing support to children, young people and their families between clinics - we are contactable via telephone, email or at clinic appointments.
As a team, we pride ourselves on our efficient service and good support for families.
Children’s Epilepsy Team
Uttoxeter New Road
Contactable: Monday to Friday | 8am - 5pm
Burton upon Trent
Contactable: Thursdays and Fridays | 8am – 5pm
Dr Sumant Kumar
Based at Burton
Paediatric Epilepsy Lead
Secretary telephone: 01283 593 275
Dr Rusia Manuel
Based at Derby
Paediatrician with interest in Epilepsy
Secretary telephone: 01332 786 830
Dr Sally Moss
Based at Derby
Speciality Doctor in paediatrics with interest in Epilepsy
Secretary telephone: 01332 786 828
Amanda Cholerton (EEG Department)
Advanced Clinical Physiologist and EEG Lead
Telephone: 01332 787 109
We also work closely with other members of the wider multi-disciplinary team including:
We liaise closely with Paediatric Neurologists based at Nottingham University Hospital.
Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Children’s Epilepsy Surgery Service (CESS)
Teenagers usually transition from child to adult healthcare services from the age of 16 years. In our epilepsy service, we start to think about and plan for this transition from around the age of 14 years in order to make this a more gradual process and less daunting for young people and their family. The process of transition gives you and anyone involved in your care time to prepare for the change from children’s to adult services.
We offer a teenage clinic which you may be invited to if appropriate. The teenage clinic takes place in the evening between 4-7pm 4 times per year. At this clinic you will be given the opportunity to speak with your doctor and epilepsy without your parents/carers present if you wish to, you will have the opportunity to meet the adult epilepsy nurse and members of the youth team will be available to talk to.
You will be sent information about your appointment in the post, please ensure we always have your current address and contact details.
If you have a query regarding your appointment or need to change/cancel your appointment, please call:
Derby telephone: 01332 785 654
Burton telephone: 01283 566 333 (please ask to speak to patient access centre)
The epilepsy nurses and our children’s training team offer teaching for Epilepsy Awareness and administration of emergency medication.
Please see links below for more information.