Sarah is a consultant nurse in epilepsy and intellectual disability (learning disability). She is employed by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and holds an honorary contract with NUH. She has worked for the service since 2004 and provides epilepsy and learning disability clinics at the QMC, City and Highbury hospital.
She also holds dementia and epilepsy clinics and runs teenage transition clinics in the local special schools and at the QMC with Dr O’Donoghue.
Passionate about delivering integrated and holistic healthcare to optimise the wellbeing and quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities, Sarah also has a specialist interest in epilepsy and pregnancy.
She is a registered nurse (RNMH) and obtained a masters degree in epileptology with distinction at Kings College London in 2006. She was awarded the Lynda Bateman Prize for outstanding work in the field of epilepsy later the same year. Sarah is an independent non-medical prescriber.
Research and interests
- The safety of anti-epileptic regimens: a qualitative study of factors determining the success of counselling women before conception. Pashley S, O’Donoghue MF. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare. 2009.Vol 35:3:153-6.
- Keep your eyes open! Untreated co-morbidities in adults with epilepsy and Learning Disability. Flinton L, Pashley S, Lewington E. Epilepsia. Vol 54:s3:39