Primary care staff

Resources and information for GPs and practice nurses

A group of medical experts discussing with each other

Policy and guidance

NICE guidelines on epilepsy


Access the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence


Best clinical practice for diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy

Epilepsy Pathways

Access the NICE Epilepsy Pathways

Useful downloads for you and your patients

Epilepsy care plan

The epilepsy action care plan supports healthcare professionals and their patients to collate information about their condition.

The care plan is a process of goal setting and action planning which helps the person with epilepsy to be confident to say what they need and get the support they choose.

Seizure diary

A seizure diary is a good way of recording information about your epilepsy.

Miscellaneous resources

  • GP with Extended Role (GPwER)
    GPs with Extended Roles (GPwERs) undertake roles that are beyond the scope of GP training and so require additional training. The term GPwER includes those previously referred to as GPs with Special Interests (GPwSIs). The RCGP has information about becoming a GPwER
  • Diagnosis and seizures
    ILAE Epilepsy Diagnosis – resource for clinicians and GPs on diagnosis and seizures
  • RCGP resources
    RCGP: A range of epilepsy resources to support GPs.
Free course for nurses

Primary care nurses

Epilepsy for primary care nurses is an online course for practice nurses and others working in primary care.

During the course, you will learn everything you need to support patients with epilepsy.

It provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct treatment reviews and support care planning.

Register now