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Epilepsy Surgery Service

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Telephone support

For epilepsy-related advice or support: listed in alphabetical order.


John Radcliffe Hospital Epilepsy Advice Line

Tel: 01865 234222

The nurse is not always in the office, but answerphone messages are checked daily and we will call you back as soon possible.

Please remember to include your name and contact telephone number.

If the nurse is not available there will be an outgoing message detailing who else to contact and the nurse's next availability.

John Radcliffe Hospital (for assistance post-surgery)

Tel: 0300 304 7777 (switchboard): ask the operator to Bleep the Neurosurgical Registrar on call.


Epilepsy Action Helpline

Tel: 0808 800 5050

Epilepsy Society Helpline

Tel: 01494 601400


24-hour freephone helpline: 116 123

Young Epilepsy Helpline

Tel: 01342 831342