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Further recall of neurology patients in the Belfast Trust

30 Oct 2018

The Belfast Trust have announced that a further 1,044 patients previously seen by Consultant Neurologist Dr Michael Watt have been offered review appointments. The review appointments will ensure that these patients are on the correct treatment.

Around 2,500 patients previously under the care of Dr Watt were recalled earlier this year.

This further recall has concentrated on specific patients taking some specialised medicines for neurological conditions including epilepsy. This includes some patients with epilepsy who are currently taking anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). All patients affected by this recall will be contacted by letter.

The Health and Social Care Board have clarified that past patients of Dr Watt who do not receive a letter do not need to take any action or get in touch.

It is vital that people do not stop, or make any changes to, their medication until they have been reviewed by a consultant at their appointment.

A dedicated advice line is available for anyone who may have concerns ahead of their review appointment. You can contact the Belfast Trust advice line on 0800 980 1100, Monday to Friday 9am-8pm.

You can also contact the Epilepsy Action Helpline on 0808 800 5050, Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.

Further information about the recall can be found on the Belfast Trust website.


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