Queen Elizabeth Hospital Paediatric Epilepsy Service overview 

The Paediatric Epilepsy service accepts referrals for Children and Young People living in the London Boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley, aged under 16 years old who have a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of epilepsy. The service aims to review patients in clinic annually at a minimum. We run up to four Consultant Epilepsy clinics per week.

The Paediatric Epilepsy service works closely with Tertiary Paediatric Epilepsy services at Evelina London Children’s Hospital and Kings College Hospital, London. A joint complex epilepsy clinic is held with visiting Paediatric Epileptologist, Dr Ruth Williams from Evelina six times per year. This specialist clinic is for children and young people who meet the criteria for a Paediatric Neurology review. 



We aim to provide a prompt, comprehensive, specialist service for young people with epilepsy to make sure that each individual need is met. Treatment plans are individually tailored for all patients and are designed to enable each young person to fulfill their potential. 

We aim to empower our patients and their families by providing as much information as we can about epilepsy and the different treatment options. We are committed to clear diagnostic evaluation and the effective management of all types of seizure disorders. 


Our team: 

  • Dr Rahele Tavana, Paediatric consultant with special interest in epilepsy

  • Dr Andrew Ham, Paediatric specialist with special interest in epilepsy

  • Sherene Grantstewart, Roald Dahl Paediatric Epilepsy

  • Samantha Sees, Paediatric Epilepsy Team’s Secretary


Location and contact details

Our clinics Directions Contact 
Dolphin ward, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Visit via the Entrance to "Children's Unit & Macmillan Brook Unit”, the left of the reception area.

The nearest parking is Car Park 1.

T: 020 8836 5052/5053 

E: lg.qeh.paedsepilepsy@nhs.net  










Our clinics

Referrals to our service by health professionals: 

Please find below the referral form to be completed by health professionals and emailed to lg.qeh.paedsepilepsy@nhs.net 


Useful organisations and charities 

Epilepsy Action - www.epilepsy.org.uk  

Epilepsy Society - www.epilepsysociety.org.uk  

Young Epilepsy - www.youngepilepsy.org.uk

South East Thames Paediatric Epilepsy Group (SETPEG) - www.setpeg.net  

Medicines for Children - www.medicinesforchildren.org.uk