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Neurophysiology referrals

Who can refer

For routine and sleep EEG tests, we accept referrals from:

  • hospital consultants at Evelina London Children’s Hospital
  • consultants at other hospitals in London and further afield
  • our accident and emergency department.

For video telemetry, combined telemetry and sleep studies, and EMG tests, we accept referrals from children’s neurologists.

Other clinicians considering video telemetry should discuss their referral with a children’s neurologist or consultant clinical neurophysiologist before making a referral to the department.

How to refer

Doctors at Evelina London Children’s Hospital should refer via EPR with full details about the patient’s condition and history.

Referrals from outside Evelina London Children’s Hospital can be sent by email using the details in the contacts box on this page.

Urgent referrals

Urgent referrals from doctors at Evelina London Children’s Hospital should be sent via EPR, including details of why the referral is urgent and the timeframe in which the test should be done.

Urgent referrals from outside Evelina London Children’s Hospital should be sent by email to the department and marked as urgent.

Emergency referrals

Please send referrals for emergency video EEGs via EPR and follow up with a phone call to discuss the patient and arrange when the test can take place.

We offer an urgent and emergency service to Lewisham Hospital and other neighbouring trusts. Referrals from these hospitals should be sent by email to the department and the referring doctor should call the department to arrange the test and transport for the patient.

We aim to perform all urgent inpatient tests within 24 hours of referral.

Emergency video telemetry referrals should be discussed with the telemetry lead physiologist or the consultant clinical neurophysiologist.

Urgent nerve conduction and electromyography (EMG) studies should be discussed with the consultant clinical neurophysiologist on 020 7188 3954. Referrals should be sent to 

Referral contacts

Tel: 020 7188 9209

Email: gst-tr.paediatricneurophysiology@nhs.net

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