This page explains what you and your child can expect at your neurology appointment.
How do I get an appointment?
You and your child will be referred to our service by a hospital doctor or specialist.
Changing or cancelling your appointment
If you need to change or cancel your child’s appointment for any reason, please contact the children’s appointments office on 020 7188 4000 or email PaediatricAppointmentsNeurology@gstt.nhs.uk.
Please tell us as soon as possible so we can offer the appointment to another patient.
Before your appointment
It is always helpful to bring any previous medical letters, a list of medications and your child’s red book (personal child health record). For some clinics, you will be sent specific instructions.
If your child is being assessed for any unusual physical symptoms, it may be helpful to bring along a home video recording.
During your appointment
Depending on which clinic you and your child attend, you may see one of the medical team or a specialist therapist.
Your first clinic appointment usually lasts about one hour.
As we are a teaching hospital, students and visitors may be observing the team. We will always ask your permission for them to observe your appointment.
After your appointment
After the appointment, we will write to the referring doctor to explain what happened at the appointment and what will happen next. We will send a copy of this letter to you, your GP and any other clinicians or healthcare professionals involved in your child’s care.
The letter will have a contact number if you have any questions.