First-seizure epilepsy

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Patients with established epilepsy should be referred through e-Referrals.

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

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs


Referral methods: e-Referrals

Routine referrals via CCAS through e-Referrals.

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

For urgent cancer referrals, see the 2ww page.

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Last updated: Oct 19th, 2020
Review date: Jul 19th, 2021