Refer a patient to the Neurophysiology department

This page includes information about how to refer a patient to the Neurophysiology department at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

How to refer a patient

For an outpatient appointment

As a tertiary care hospital, all children who attend GOSH must be referred via local hospital consultants, community paediatricians or in certain circumstances via a GP.

To make a referral please write to:

Level 4, Southwood Building
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street
London
WC1N 3JH

Or secure email: gos.tr.goshneurophysiology@nhs.uk

Guidelines for making a referral

Please outline the problem and any specific clinical questions.

Requests for sleep EEG recordings are usually considered after a conventional EEG recording has been made, but any particular indications should be made clear on the referral form.

If the clinical question is one of possible narcolepsy, and the request is for a multiple sleep latency test, this should be organised through the Neurology service, since admission for overnight sleep recording is needed on the night before the test.

Referrals for EEG-video telemetry must be made to the Neurology service, usually through one of the consultants with a special interest in epilepsy.

Other services provide specific neurophysiological investigations (mainly evoked potentials) relevant to their specialist area such as ophthalmology or audiological medicine.

Therefore, if the clinical question is one of a child's ability to see or hear, then referral to the appropriate specialist service will be more appropriate.

Key staff members

Consultants

Other staff

Services and facilities available

Clinical neurophysiological services (EEG, evoked potentials, EMG) are offered to GOSH consultants and consultants of associated hospitals where there are contractual arrangements with GOSH.

The Neurophysiology department at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) carries out a wide range of neurophysiological investigations.

The department also undertakes:

  • electroencephalogram (EEG)

  • electromyography (EMG)

  • nerve conduction studies

  • EEG-video telemetry

  • monitoring patients in intensive care and during complex surgical operations (intra-operative monitoring)