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.
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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).
A group of children, who have epilepsy, are the stars of a new DVD for families affected by epilepsy. The DVD, produced by charity Epilepsy Action, includes the stories of five children, aims to provide parents of children affected by epilepsy with information about brain surgery. Surgery can be an effective treatment for some children with epilepsy as it can help stop a child’s seizures, or reduce the number of seizures they have.