What we do

The Childrens Epilepsy Service is a team of Doctors and Specialist Nurses who guide, support and advice children/ young people and their families  within Blackburn and Darwen and East Lancashire. The core Team comprises of:

  • Three Consultant Paediatricians with a special interest in Epilepsy
  • Two specialist  Nurses
  • Administrative assistant

We have close links with colleagues in the Adult Epilepsy Service which is based at The Royal Preston Hospital  and have established a nurse led Child/ young person /Adult Transition clinic on The Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital site.

The service supports a childhood/young people population across, Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley with an age range of 0-19. We currently have over 630 registered patients within our service.  

We are also part of the  North West Children and Young People’s Epilepsy Interest Group which comprises of Consultant Paediatricians and  Children’s Epilepsy Specialist Nurses who meet four times a year to discusd and keep ourselves updated on current NICE Guidelines .

Aims

The main focus of the team is to provide high quality, seamless care for the child/ young person and their  family across Blackburn and Darwen, East and Pennine Lancashire.

Objectives

  • To deliver high quality epilepsy outpatient care including diagnosis, initial support  and on-going care for children/ young people and their families
  • Support children/young people in the community, home and nursery and school settings
  • To provide treatment and medication following diagnosis
  • To provide personalised individual Health care Plans for the family for use in Nursery, school and respite care.

Where to find us

The team is based within The Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital and we run weekly clinics on a Monday alternating mornings and afternoons across Royal Blackburn and Burnley General Teaching Hospitals sites.

The two specialist nurses are based at The Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital site and can be contacted between the hours of 8am -4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Contact Us

01254 733384

Additional guidance in relation to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Epilepsy Action : www.Epilepsy.org.uk 

The Gov.uk website has removed the vulnerable category now so people are categorised as either extremely vulnerable or everyone else and now  everyone has to stay at home for 12 weeks.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others

extremely vulnerable including Lung disease:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

Cerebral palsy information:

https://cerebralpalsyscotland.org.uk/article/news/coronavirus-and-cerebral-palsy

Severe ashma defined as below and advise “shielding” ( defined on same webpage or gov.uk

Information from: https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/