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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Epilepsy Surgery Service

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About us

We offer a tertiary referral comprehensive epilepsy service, addressing all aspects of epileptology including epilepsy surgery.

We have close links to epilepsy services in:

  • Reading
  • Milton Keynes
  • Northampton
  • High Wycombe
  • Stoke Mandeville.

We are also proud to be part of EpiCARE - a European Reference Network (ERN) for people with rare and complex epilepsies - and also work closely with epilepsy charities, particularly SUDEP Action, Epilepsy Society and Epilepsy Action.

If epilepsy surgery is not an option for you, we offer a number of specialist services that may help to manage your epilepsy.

Find us and contact us

West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way
Headington
Oxford OX3 9DU

General enquiries: russellcairns@nhs.net

For information about Epilepsy Surgery please contact your Neurologist or Epilepsy Specialist Nurse.

Epilepsy Specialist Nurses

Tel: 01865 234222
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm

If you have had surgery and have concerns about your symptoms, please see 'Concerns'.

Clinics

There is an average of twelve outpatient adult epilepsy clinics per week, including unique multidisciplinary clinics both at the John Radcliffe Hospital and in local hospitals.

The Oxford Epilepsy Programme offers a number of specialist services that may be of benefit to your care and management of epilepsy.

These include:

  • multiple clinics for people with complex epilepsy
  • first seizure clinics
  • Epilepsy Specialist Nurse Clinics
  • Epilepsy Surgery Clinic
  • Epilepsy Immune Clinic (for people with autoimmune epilepsy)
  • clinics for people with epilepsy and learning disabilities
  • clinics for epilepsy and employment
  • clinics for epilepsy and cognitive (memory and thinking) difficulties.

Our Epilepsy Programme has access to the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic tools as well as a large number of multidisciplinary specialists.

Referrals

Please see Epilepsy Surgery Service referrals

Research

The Oxford Epilepsy Research Group capitalises on the clinical expertise available at the John Radcliffe Hospital and the wider basic scientific research performed within the University of Oxford.

The website provides information on current research trials that you may be eligible to participate in. Patients drive a substantial portion of our research and we are indebted to all of them for their help and for ensuring that all our projects are aimed at improving the health of people with epilepsy.