Neurophysiology studies the function of the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves (nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord). It involves recording and interpreting electrical signals from the nervous system to help diagnose disorders.

Sophie at the Neurophysiology department
Sophie at the Neurophysiology department


The neurophysiology department is based at City Hospital and offers a wide range of tests for both adults and children who can be referred to our service by their GP, another healthcare professional or a doctor.

The following types of tests are carried out by this department:

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram) – Recording of electrical activity of the brain.
  • Sleep EEG – An EEG whilst asleep either after sedation, sleep deprivation or natural/spontaneous sleep.
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test – A test to see how quickly patients fall asleep usually for the diagnosis of Narcolepsy.
  • Ambulatory EEG – An EEG recorded over 24 hours or more.
  • Home Video Telemetry – A prolonged EEG recorded for over 24 hours or more with video recording.
  • Prolonged EEG with video monitoring –Prolonged EEG recorded in the department for up to 3 hours.
  • Nerve Conduction Studies – Test to see how certain nerves are working.
  • EMG (electromyography) – Test to see how certain muscles are working.
  • Evoked potential tests – Test to see how your brain responds to light, sound or touch.


Neurophysiology reception
0121 507 4319

Monday to Friday between 9.15am-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm


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