Learning Disability Epilepsy Service

About us

We offer treatment and support to adults aged 18 and over who have a learning disability and epilepsy living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We are part of the Learning Disability Service.

How we can help

Adults with learning disabilities and epilepsy have unique challenges that can affect safety and quality of life.

Doctors and nurses with specialist knowledge and skills may be required to help treat and manage seizures and stay safe.

We will work with the individual, family members and carers to offer holistic care including:

  • medication management
  • regular reviews (every 3 to 4 months)
  • vagal nerve stimulation service
  • safety support and advice

Meet the team

Our team consists of:

  • psychiatrists with a specialist interest in epilepsy
  • epilepsy specialist nurses
  • medical secretaries and administrative assistants
  • team managers from the Learning Disability service

Contact the team


Referral to the Learning Disability Epilepsy service is via the Access team. Email your referral.

Epilepsy training

We offer epilepsy awareness training to people who have an active referral to our service.

Our training is for family members and carers. It is delivered by our epilepsy specialist nurses and follows the national best practice guidelines.

For training information and bookings, call 01209 204 023 or email the Skills and Development team.

Our partners

We work together with the community learning disability service if you have additional health needs.

We also work with your GP practice and primary care liaison nurses to monitor and treat any health concerns.

We may need to refer to a specialist epilepsy centre for second opinions and more specialist treatments.

National resources

Useful links