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Epilepsy specialist nurse impact audit tool

  • Do you know the outcomes of your epilepsy nursing service?
  • Do you want to prove the value of ESNs?
  • Are you an ESN who wants to demonstrate your worth?

The Epilepsy specialist nurse (ESN) impact audit tool is now available for month on month use. It will gather evidence of the value of an ESN or team.

Impact audit tool

What does the tool do?

The ESN impact audit tool allows you to generate evidence of savings made through nurse interventions with your patients. You can then compare the costs against the savings and benefits of a post. This can help to maintain established posts and commission new posts.

How does the tool work?

  • You can input your employment costs into an electronic template
  • You can record your activity against a financial outcome
  • The financial savings are displayed against the costs
  • A PowerPoint presentation is automatically created that demonstrates the value of the ESN post

The impact audit tool is free. We simply ask you to email us a copy of your completed audit tool twice a year to allow us to create a national picture of the impact of ESNs.

Simply email poconnor@epilepsy.org.uk for your copy.

Feedback from epilepsy specialist nurses:

"My post is only funded for 3 years then I will need to produce figures to justify my role financially. This tool is a helpful way to show that I am cost effective."

"I think that by using the audit tool commissioners and managers can actually visualise the impact epilepsy nurses have and how much money we can save"

"A very useful tool for showing not only the financial benefits of the specialist nurses but also the improvement in access of care, liaison with other professionals and information and support for the family which is crucial in empowering the person with epilepsy and their family to manage their own condition."

"The guidance used was very good and the tool is very easy to use."

Event Date: 
Wednesday 14 September 2016

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