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Children's Epilepsy Surgery Service (CESS)

CESS is a countrywide initiative to improve outcomes for children undergoing epilepsy surgery.  The initiative means that there are only four centres for childhood epilepsy surgery:

  • Great Ormond Street and Kings College Hospital
  • Birmingham Children's Hospital
  • Bristol Children's Hospital
  • NorCESS (Northern Children's Epilepsy Surgery Service) which is a combined service between Alder Hey Children's Hospital and RMCH.

RMCH are very proud to be one of the specialised centres.

For more information about CESS see  this document produced by NHS England.

For more informaton about NorCESS in particular visit this website:




Video Telemetry lead Sarah Doyle, with a patient and an article about CESS from December 2013 'aCroSS the division' newsletter