Children & Young People's Epilepsy Service
The Children and Young Person's Epilepsy
Service was established in 2010 and covers the east Dorset
It is a hospital based service with community
support delivered by the epilepsy specialist nurse.
We work with children up to the age of 16 if
they attend main stream schools and young people with special needs
up to the age of 19.
Epilepsy is a common chronic neurological
condition and can happen at any age. In the UK there are an
estimated 60,000 children and young people under the age of 18
years that have epilepsy.Many children and young people will grow
out of their epilepsy.
For further information please use the links
for epilepsy action and epilepsy society in the support &
information box to the right.
We hold a wide range of children and young
perople's epiliepsy clinics, click here to
find out more:
Who are we?
The team in the Children and Young Person's Epilepsy Service
includes are experienced health professionals:
- Dr M Hussain - consultant paediatrician and lead clinician with
a specialist interest in epilepsy.
- Dr D Howard - consultant community paediatrician
- Jane Dunmore - children's epilepsy specialist nurse
We welcome referrals from all health care services and
health professionals including your GP, the emergency department,
following acute hospital admission or other general and community
If you have any concerns about your child, contact your GP who
can refer you to a specialist.