NHS Foundation


Address

Bedfordshire Community Health Services ,
John Bunyan House, 3 Kimbolton Road, Bedford MK40 2NT   @EpilepsyNursing (Twitter)

Phone

BCHS Single Point of Contact (SPoA) 0345 602 4064

Opening hours

Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm

Bedfordshire Community Epilepsy Specialist Nurse Service

Who we are

Contact via email can be made through elft.epilepsyservice@nhs.net, but referrals must be made by telephoning the Single Point of Access (SPoE) team on 0345 602 4064.

Who We Are 

Bedfordshire Community Epilepsy Specialist Nurse Service supports individuals with epilepsy within the community, working collaboratively with hospitals, GP practices, community services and the voluntary sector; focusing on self-care and maintaining independence.

What Do We Offer? 

The team offer personalised care planning and support, training and guidance where needed and hope to reduce hospital re-admissions and associated health needs for their service users.

Our Appointments

This service aims to be accessible to all, with appointments being offered virtually through a secure service, allowing the person with epilepsy to be in a comfortable environment.

Alternative sources of appointments can be given to those who would like to have a face-to-face consultation. The service will also offer regular telephone clinics to those on their caseload, to offer ongoing support.

Follow Us On Twitter 

Please follow the team on the twitter account @EpilepsyNursing , this will be regularly updated with signposting information, training and updates in relation to epilepsy.

Online Resources 

Epilepsy Action https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/

Epilepsy Society https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/

SUDEP Action https://sudep.org/leaflets-and-downloadable-information  

 

We are  open to referrals from healthcare professionals for anyone over the age of 18 with a confirmed diagnosis of epilepsy, who has a Bedfordshire GP, is not under any other NHS epilepsy nurse service.

Contact via email can be made through elft.epilepsyservice@nhs.net, but referrals cannot be made via this address

All referrals are to be made by calling the BCHS Single Point of Contact team (SPoA) 0345 602 4064.