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How do you want to be cared for by the ambulance service when you have seizures?

Ambulances are sometimes called for people with epilepsy, when they have a seizure. Researchers from King’s College London would like to interview people with epilepsy about what care they want when an ambulance arrives.  

Am I eligible to take part?

You can take part if you:

  • Are aged 18 years or over
  • Live within the M25 area of London
  • Have had a diagnosis of epilepsy for at least 1 year
  • Take anti-epileptic medication
  • Have had contact with the ambulance service and/or been to a hospital emergency department in the last 12 months, for a reason related to your epilepsy
  • Are able to read, speak and understand English well

What will I have to do?

  • Agree to take part in an interview with a researcher
  • They will ask you about the care you have received from the ambulance service in the past
  • You can be accompanied by a family member or friend, if you prefer
  • The interview would last for 1 hour, at a time and place convenient for you
  • As a thank you for taking part, you would receive a £20 voucher

How do I get involved?

  • If you are interested in taking part, please contact a member of the research team:

Email: epilepsyresearch@kcl.ac.uk

Tel: 020 7848 5757

Is there a deadline?

  • The study is recruiting from now until the end of July 2019

Who is conducting the research?

  • Dr Alison McKinlay, Postdoctoral Research Associate, King’s College, London

Who has reviewed this study?

  • The research has been reviewed by the Research Ethics Office at King’s College, London

I have a question

Event Date: 
Tuesday 12 May 2015 (All day)

Comments: read the 2 comments or add yours


Hi, I dont actually qualify to do this as I dont live near the M25. There is something that I really want to say about this though as I have never forgotten It. I had a seizure, In fact, I had Five on this occasion. Normally, after having a seizure I would panic dreadfully. This though I have never been able to forget that as I came around, the ambulance man called me by my Christian name, such a simple thing but it was so kind and reassuring.

Submitted by Maureen Barru on

I don’t fit into this category but my son does. We live in Maidstone! When he’s having a cluster of seizures and needs me to speak for me I wish the Crew would listen to me as his carer for so long, and/or at least take note of the letter fromMark Richardson from Kings telling them-what to do. They never follow the instructions and end up prolonging him seizing, the last time for over 6 hours.

Submitted by Rosemary on

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