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 secretary 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 child's 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

Laura Nallen – Clinical Nurse Specialist in Neurology
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5051
For patients under the care of Dr Bhate, Dr Ganesan and Prof Kurian

Stacey Pruett – Clinical Nurse Specialist in Neurology/Headache

Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 1333
For patients under the care of Dr Desai (headache), Dr Prabhakar (neurology and headache) and Dr DeVile for neurology

Katie Hanson – Clinical nurse specialist in Neurology/MS
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0460
For patients under the care of Dr Hemingway and Dr Hacohen (MS), Dr Robinson and Dr Munot

Emma Scott – Clinical Nurse Specialist in Neurology
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 1829

For patients under the care of Dr Carr, Dr Kaliakatsos, Dr Pujar (non-epilepsy) and Dr Desai (non-headache, non-epilepsy)

Emma Ninnis – Clinical Nurse Specialist for Complex Epilepsy
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5870
For patients under the care of  Dr Aylett, Dr Varadkar, Dr Kaliakatsos (epilepsy only), Dr Robinson (epilepsy only), Dr Robinson (epilepsy clinics), Dr McTague, Dr Das, Prof O’ Callaghan and Prof Rod Scott.

Hannah Chaffe – Nurse Specialist for Complex Epilepsy and ketogenic diet
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext 5816
For patients under the care of Professor Cross, Dr Pujar and Dr Eltze and Ketogenic Diet.

Sarah Carter – Clinical Nurse Specialist for CESS and VNS 

Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext 5814

For patients undergoing Epilepsy surgery evaluation and VNS

Claire Toolis – Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Neurovascular and Vein of Galen
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0569
For patients under the care of Neurovascular Service and Vein of Galen Service

Joanne Mortimer – Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Headache Service
Telephone number:020 7405 9200 ext. 1333
For patients under the care of Dr Prabhakar and Dr Desai (headache clinic)

Nicola Barnes – Advanced Nurse Practitioner for CESS and VNS 
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext 1592
For patients undergoing Epilepsy surgery evaluation and VNS

Sarah Carter – Clinical Nurse Specialist for CESS and VNS 

Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext 5814

For patients undergoing Epilepsy surgery evaluation and VNS

Admissions team for neurosciences

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

Ann Deegbe 
Epilepsy Admission Co-ordinator
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5789

Secretaries

TBA
PA to Dr Sanjay Bhate, Dr Vijeya Ganesan, Dr Catherine DeVile (Neurology and Neuromuscular clinics) and coordinator for Neurovascular and Vein of Galen services
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5819

TBA
PA to Dr Lucinda Carr (Neurology clinics only), Dr Prab Prabhakar, Dr Nivedita Desai (headache clinic only) and coordinator for Headache Service
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 x 0182

Micah Adeyemo (Mon-Tues)/ Shirley Gokeren (Wed-Fri)
PA to Dr Sophia Varadkar, Dr Sarah Aylett (Epilepsy clinics only), Dr Krishna Das and Dr Biju Hameed (Neurology clinics only)
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0519

Karen Lawrence
PA to Dr Cheryl Hemingway, Dr Yael Hacohen, Professor Finbar O’Callaghan, Professor Manju Kurian, Professor Rodney Scott and coordinator for the MS service
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 x 0511

Aidan Knight
PA to Dr Christin Eltze, Amy McTague, Prof Helen Cross and coordinator for Ketogenic Diet Service
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 x 5438

TBA
PA to Dr Robert Robinson, Dr Pujar and Dr Marios Kaliakatsos
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 x 8356

Garry Vince
Coordinator for Children's Epilepsy Surgery Service (CESS)
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 x 5594

Neurology managers

Zoe Hallett
General Manager 
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext: 5744

Stuart Weston (Temporary cover) / Tasha Rennie
Service Manager 
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0667

Kolchum Begum
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