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Epilepsy Service

Advice, education and support for people with epilepsy.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information about our service

This service may be running differently, for example, offering virtual appointments.

Please see your appointment letter for details or contact the service. 

Keep up-to-date with the latest information, read our page on Coronavirus or our update on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Contact us

0300 123 3167
kchtepilepsynursing@nhs.net
Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

Who we are

We are a team of specialist nurses with expertise in the care and treatment of epilepsy and our administrative team. We offer a service to clients in Kent and Medway.

We provide a link between the person with epilepsy, the consultant neurologists and the GP giving advice and monitoring medicine changes.

What we do

We provide education, advice and support to empower our clients, relatives and carers to manage their condition. Our goal is to achieve optimal seizure control.

We offer assessments and support via phone or online appointments and we will offer you a face to face appointment if we need to see you at a local clinic or your home.

We complete an assessment of your epilepsy and help you understand all you need to know about being newly diagnosed and the ongoing management of epilepsy. We share explanations and information on investigations and treatment options. We also provide lifestyle advice including maintaining good seizure control and first aid information to keep you safe. We help you to identify triggers for seizures, advise on managing and preventing prolonged seizures and share support and advice in special situations, for example pregnancy and rescue medication guidelines.

We also offer online training to enable healthcare providers to use Buccal Midazolam.

How do you use this service?

You can ask your GP or healthcare professional to make a referral to our service.

If you have seen us in the last 12 months, we also accept self referrals. Please contact us using the details at the top of this page.

Virtual appointments

Pre-booked appointments only.

We are using a variety of virtual platforms to conduct our appointments, you will be advised which one by your clinician at the point of scheduling your appointment. Please click on the appropriate link below to start your virtual journey.

Read our Virtual appointments for patients page to get the best out of your appointment.

Your comments

June 2020
Whitstable

Always had our calls or emails dealt with promptly.

June 2020
Ashford

Really informative and friendly nurse, the video was a great way to consult.

March 2020
Maidstone

Very friendly and informative appointment.

March 2020
Tonbridge

Gives good detail and extra time to talk to somebody that knows the area

February 2020
Epilepsy Nursing - Maidstone

I had very good experience of this service, especially when your ill with epilepsy you need a lot of help and advice from doctors and nurses and you need advice on medication. I felt I could talk to my epilepsy nurses very easily and be open with them and I have really liked (staff name) and (staff name).

February 2020
Gravesend

I have been treated in a very professional and courteous manner by (staff name) on both occasions.

January 2020
Maidstone

Made me feel very comfortable and gave lots of information I did not know previously.

January 2020
Maidstone

The person that I saw was very calming and relaxed me no end. I left the clinic feeling much happier.

January 2020
Dartford

All questions explained well so I understand what to do in certain situations and how everything works.

December 2019
Maidstone

Friendly and all questions answered satisfactorily.

December 2019
Gravesend

Made to feel more confident and comfortable.

July 2019
Tonbridge

Very knowledgeable, caring and understanding.

July 2019
Tonbridge

The information and advice given was very helpful.

Jun-19
Margate

Nurse very nice and helpful and able to answer all of my daft questions.

Jun-19
Margate

Made to feel very comfortable, everything explained well and clearly.-All questions I have had have been explained to me clearly.

Jun-19
Tonbridge

Received very helpful and useful advice I felt extremely welcome and cared for. 

February 2019
Margate

I felt listened to and informed more on my condition.

February 2019
Romney Marsh

Helpful and informative, drew up a care plan (plan of action).

February 2019
Dover

They are very helpful and reassuring.

January 2019
Maidstone

They have been very helpful with medication and have explained about the side effects and made me feel more positive about my condition.

January 2019
Ramsgate

You listened, you planned and were very kind and gave good advice.

January 2019
Margate

The appointment was most helpful and the staff member was also very welcoming and helpful.

June 2018
Tonbridge

Information good, helpful, relaxing and nice specialist .

June 2018
Gravesend

All areas of epilepsy care explained fully.

January 2018
Dartford

Very informative and helpful.

January 2018
Margate

I feel I was listened to and given the best advice and felt very happy with the help

February 2018
Tonbridge

We have recommended the service to others. Always helpful to have a contact where advice can be given either by appointments or by telephone.