Contact the Neurology department

General enquiries

Level 10
Main Nurses Home
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street
London
WC1N 3JH

Service telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext: 4411

Additional information

If parents have any questions about the arrangements which have been made for their child’s appointment, please call the Appointments Centre on 020 7829 8880.

If you have any queries regarding a referral, please call 020 7405 9200 extension 4411.

To change a clinic date or cancel an appointment, please call the relevant consultant secertary in the first instance. Secretary contact details can be found below and on our staff list page. If you cannot contact the relevant secretary, please try the Appointments Centre on 020 7829 8880.

The clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) on the Neurology Unit offer support, information and advice to families and liaise with other professionals.

As clinical experts we can answer questions about the childrens’ conditions and, working closely with the consultants and local services, monitor and adjust treatments. We can provide emotional support to parents and advise on any practical assistance they may be entitled to, linking with other professionals (see below for contact details).

Contacts

Rapid Assessment Neurology Unit (RANU)

Kathryn Legg 
Telephone number: 020 7829 8805

Referrals to the Rapid Assessment Neurology Unit need to come from a hospital or community paediatrician. We are not able to accept referrals directly from parents, or from GPs, as this is a specialist service for children who are already under the care of a paediatric department.

Neurology Clinical Nurse Specialists 

Claire Toolis – Clinical Nurse Specialist Neurology/Team Leader
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0569
For patients under the care of  Dr Bhate, Dr Ganesan, Dr Manju Kurian, Dr Robinson (non-epilepsy clinics)

Laura Nallen – Clinical Nurse Specialist Neurology/MS
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5051
For patients under the care of Dr Carr, Dr Hemingway (non-epilepsy clnics) and Dr Minot

Joanne Mortimer – Clinical Nurse Specialist for Neurology/Headaches
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 1333
For patients under the care of Dr Prabhakar (headache clinic), Dr Kaliakatsos and Dr De-Ville

Katie Hanson – Clinical nurse specialist in Neurology/MS
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0460
Epilepsy Clinical Nurse Specialists

Emma Ninnis – Clinical Nurse Specialist for Complex Epilepsy
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5870
For patients under the care of  Dr Aylett, Dr Hemingway, Dr Varadker, Dr Das and Dr O’ Callaghan

Victoria Urban – Nurse Specialist for Complex Epilepsy and ketogenic diet
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext 5816
For patients under the care of Professor Cross, Dr Robinson (epilepsy clinics) and Dr Eltze.

Nicola Barnes – Nurse Practitioner/VNS 
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext 1592
For patients undergoing Epilepsy surgery evaluation – Dr Varadkar, Mr Tisdel.

Admissions team for neurosciences

Eliane Newitt
Neurology Admission Co-ordinator
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5921

Barbara Slabihoudkova 
Epilepsy Admission Co-ordinator
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5789 

Secretaries

Garry Vince

PA for the Children's Epilepsy Surgery Service (CESS)
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5594

Thasnim Ayazi / Oluwatoyosi Laguda
Neurology and Epilepsy
Administrative Assistants
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0511

Shirley Gokeren  (Mon-Wed) / Jodie Mead (Thu-Fri)
PA to Dr Cheryl Hemingway, Dr Sophia Varadkar and Dr Krishna Das
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 4411

Kaleda Khatun
PA to Dr Sanjay Bhate , Dr Vijeya Ganesan and Dr Catherine DeVile
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 4411

Katy Ryder
PA to Dr Robert Robinson and Dr Marios Kaliakatsos

Neurology managers

Anthony Sullivan
General Manager 
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 8492

Tasha Harris
Service Manager 
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0667

Peter Sweeney  
Assistant Service Manager for Neurology, Epilepsy, Neurophysiology
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5517

Antonis Kotsonis  
Divisional Medical Staffing Co-ordinator
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 6348