Epilepsy affects 600,000 people living in the UK. It is not a single condition as there are several types of epilepsy. It is estimated that approximately 87 people a day are diagnosed with epilepsy.
We’re delighted that you are promoting National Epilepsy Week in your clinic or practice. This year’s National Epilepsy Week will run from 18-24 May and we’ll be focusing on diagnosis.
Our downloadable pack contains materials that can be used by staff to support patients with epilepsy. It also includes posters and resources that can be used in your practice or clinic.
Create your own National Epilepsy Week pack
- Print our epilepsy care plan to use with your patients
- Print epilepsy diagnosis information written especially for primary care professionals
- Print and display our National Epilepsy Week awareness poster
- Print and display our first aid poster for tonic-clonic seizures
- Order copies of our 'Introduction to Epilepsy Action' leaflet
- Download our first aid for a tonic clonic seizure video and add it to the first aid section of your website or play in your waiting room (right click and 'save link as...)
- Link to our online e-learning modules patients and professionals
- Finally read and bookmark our Epilepsy resource for primary care. This useful resource was written by epilepsy professionals specifically for colleagues working in general practice. It is packed with information and tools to help practice staff:
- Identify suspected epilepsy, provide early specialist referral and support
- Audit patients on the practice register who have active epilepsy
- Review patients annually and continue working with secondary care
- Report evidence of the improved service for Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) reimbursements.
To request hard copies of any or all of this pack, call us on 0113 210 8899 or email email@example.com and ask for a National Epilepsy Week pack for practices and clinics.