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
Or secure email: email@example.com
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
Dr Stewart G Boyd, Lead Consultant Neurophysiologist
Mark Hair, Service Manager for Clinical Investigation and Intra-Operative Monitoring
Kelly StPier, Service Manager for Telemetry
Alan Worley, Clinical Scientist
Ralph Smith, Clinical Scientist
Julian Arjel, Clinical Physiologist in Telemetry
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:
nerve conduction studies
monitoring patients in intensive care and during complex surgical operations (intra-operative monitoring)