Leading epilepsy charity, Epilepsy Action, has welcomed the publication of a new report. The Epilepsy12 Audit examined the care of children and young people with epilepsy in the UK. The report shows that there have been overall improvements in care over the last two years. However, much more still needs to be done to ensure that all children and young people get a consistently good standard of care.
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UK-wide charity Epilepsy Action has launched a free online learning course for schools. The new course is designed to help teachers, SENCOs and school support staff learn more about epilepsy and how they can support pupils with the condition.
Epilepsy is not a priority for local healthcare decision makers in England according to a new report, published today by national charity Epilepsy Action. This is despite the fact that epilepsy is one of the most common serious neurological conditions in England, affecting 500,000 people and costing an estimated £2 billion each year(i).