Epilepsy is a complex and unpredictable neurological condition. It not only impacts on a person’s health. It affects people right across their lives. Having epilepsy can feel like you have lost control of your life. Understanding your epilepsy can get some of this control back. Advice and information gives people that understanding. It gives them back control. It helps them to make informed decisions.
By 2017 we will…
- Increase the number of people who use our advice and information.
- Maintain external accreditation for the quality of our advice and information.
- Make our advice and information more available through the NHS and other suppliers.
- See more people with epilepsy becoming influential in the management of their epilepsy.
- Diversify the delivery of our advice and information to meet changing demand and need.
Within 10 years…
All people should be well informed about their epilepsy at all stages of their life with the condition. This should enable them to take an active and meaningful role in their own care and treatment and their overall wellbeing.
We will ensure our advice and information…
- Covers all the most common aspects of epilepsy.
- Is relevant to peoples’ needs including particular groups like women, children, parents, people with a learning disability and people with uncontrolled epilepsy.
- Is accessible in terms of cost, understanding, availability and delivery.
- Is of the highest possible quality.
- Exploits technological advances to enhance its delivery.
- Is available and relevant to…
- People with epilepsy
- Families with epilepsy
- Healthcare professionals
- Non-healthcare professionals
- Politicians and policy makers
- The media
- The general public