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

Or secure email:

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 long-term video telemetry must be made to the Neurology service, usually through one of the consultants with a special interest in epilepsy. This also applies to children requiring extended outpatient recordings (prolonged EEG recording).

If the clinical question is one of a child's ability to see or hear, Ophthalmology and Audiological Medicine would provide the appropriate investigations.

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