First Seizure Clinic

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The first seizure clinic is a specialist clinic run weekly by a Consultant Neurologist and Epileptologist for anyone with a suspected first seizure or a new diagnosis of epilepsy.

The current NICE guidelines (2012) on epilepsy and epileptic seizures recommend that all people with a suspected first seizure or a new diagnosis should be seen by a specialist within 2 weeks. 

Eligibility criteria


Anyone who has had a suspected first seizure.



  • with a previous diagnosis
  • with a known diagnosis of psychogenic non epileptic seizure
  • under the age of 16
  • with any primary neurological presentation other than seizure related.

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

EMIS form

Referral methods: e-Referrals

Referral into the first seizure clinic should be made via e-RS choosing the 'First Seizure' option and not via general Neurology.