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Children & Young People's Epilepsy Service

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The Children and Young Person's Epilepsy Service was established in 2010 and covers the east Dorset area.

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 consultants.

If you have any concerns about your child, contact your GP who can refer you to a specialist.

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Support & information

Epilepsy Action

Epiliepsy Society

Medicines for Children

If you have any concerns about your child, contact your GP who can refer you to a specialist.

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB. Tel: 01202 665511

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