The nervous system sends signals around the body from the brain, controlling movement, body processes, and responses to the environment. The Central Nervous System (CNS) is the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Your Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) is the part of the nervous system that lies outside of the brain and spinal cord. 

Neurophysiology studies the function of the central and peripheral nervous system, and part of this involves diagnosing and monitoring conditions of the brain and nervous system.  

Our Neurophysiology department is part of a multidisciplinary team involved in promoting high quality of care for our patients. We provide a range of advanced and complex neuro-diagnostic investigations to patients of all ages. We provide this service at the Royal Devon and Exter Hospital (Wonford), and in partnership with Torbay. 

Who we are and what we do

Patients are referred to us from a wide range of departments including Neurology, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology and directly from their GP.

We carry out investigations that record and analyse the electrical activity produced by the brain, nerves and muscles:

  • Electroencephalograms (EEG)
  • Evoked Potentials (EPs)
  • Nerve conduction studies (NCS) 
  • Electromyography (EMG) 



Contact us

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 

Main switchboard on 01392 411611

Where to find us

The Neurophysiology Department is based on level 2 of the main RD&E Hospital in Wonford, opposite the Oasis restaurant.
Opening times are: Monday - Friday 8:30am – 5.00pm

Patient information leaflets

We produce a wide range of leaflets which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

We also produce these in different formats including large print, please contact the department you are visiting for more information.

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Last updated: November 15, 2022.