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Epilepsy in England: The local picture is a follow-up to Epilepsy Action’s A Critical Time for epilepsy in England. It has revealed that:

  • Just three out of 140 health and wellbeing boards are making plans for people with epilepsy
  • More than three quarters (78 per cent) of CCGs have not developed, and do not intend to develop, a written needs assessment for people with epilepsy
  • Only 10 per cent of CCGs had a written needs assessment in place for people with epilepsy
  • There are already differences in the availability and quality of care across the country.  Without effective assessments of need and good plans, services for people with epilepsy will not improve.

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People with epilepsy are calling for CCGs and health and wellbeing boards across England to pledge for action on epilepsy. Pledging means you will carry out the recommendations made in the report by April 2016. You will commit to finding out about the needs of people with epilepsy in your area. With this information, you will make plans for putting better epilepsy services in place. 

To help you do this, Epilepsy Action has put together a toolbox of resources for you to use. In the toolbox, you will find templates, commissioning guides and case studies of good practice. 

Event Date: 
Sunday 12 October 2014 - 21:04

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