Category list : Epilepsy
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Spinal surgery for babies in the womb is among new, innovative treatments that will be routinely available on the NHS for the first time, NHS England has announced.
Nurses recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list earlier this year have been presented with their British Empire Medals.
Cannabinoids can reduce seizures in some people with severe, drug-resistant epilepsy, but they increase the risk of adverse events, according to a review summarised by an NIHR Signal
Specialist nurses are avoiding costs for their trusts by developing innovative services that keep children with epilepsy out of hospital, according to new analysis.
Prestigious charity award for Liverpool epilepsy specialist nurseVideoSubscription
The trustees of the charity Epilepsy Action, have chosen Dr Janine Winterbottom as the recipient of the charity’s most prestigious honour – the Lord Hastings Award.
The UK licence and guidance relating to sodium valproate have been changed in the wake of the recent announcement of new Europe-wide safety measures relating to the drug.
Patients diagnosed with epilepsy in England and Wales are at increased risk of dying from suicide and accidents, according to researchers.
An epilepsy drug has been approved for use in the NHS to treat children with the condition in Wales.
The controversial epilepsy drug sodium valproate must no longer be used in any woman or girl able to have children unless she has a pregnancy prevention programme in place, under new rules.
The Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed that there will be a review of three treatments used by the NHS, following ongoing concerns from patients.
Classifying, diagnosing and treating epilepsy presents challenges that can be overcome by improving knowledge among patients and professionals. This article is accompanied by a self-assessment questionnaire so you can test your knowledge after reading it
Five specialist nurses visited London this week with some of their young patients to celebrate HRH the Duchess of Cornwall becoming the royal patron of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.
Nurse-led project helps women with epilepsy plan pregnancyVideoSubscription
Nurses at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust have helped devise a short animation designed to aid women with epilepsy plan and prepare for pregnancy.
Warnings about the risk posed by taking the epilepsy drug sodium valproate during pregnancy are note reaching patients, a charity survey has indicated.
As she comes to the end of her varied and impactful career, Anne Sweeney, pediatric nurse specialist at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, ruminates on her start, her legacy, and her plans for the future
A nurse from Liverpool has been honoured for 23 years as a Roald Dahl nurse caring for children with epilepsy.
David Parker-Radford calls on community nurses to take action in order to improve epilepsy care for the homeless
Almost half of women with epilepsy are unaware of the risks of taking epilepsy medicine sodium valproate, according to a new survey by three leading UK epilepsy charities.
New patient guidance on emergency contraceptionSubscription
New guidance for patients on how the emergency contraceptive can be affected by other medicines has been issued by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
Patients with epilepsy in part of Buckinghamshire are to test new information packs designed by a nurse to help them avoid unnecessary visits to accident and emergency when experiencing a seizure.
Guidance for nurses on epilepsy in homelessSubscription
New guidance for community nurses on supporting homeless people with epilepsy highlights “major challenges” in ensuring these vulnerable patients get the care they need.
Guidance to help healthcare professionals assess patients’ fitness to drive has been given a much-needed major overhaul.
Epilepsy specialist midwife wins national awardSubscription
England’s only epilepsy specialist midwife has won a patient nominated award from the Royal College of Midwives.
A new toolkit to ensure female patients are better informed about the risks of taking valproate medicines during pregnancy has been launched.
An innovative tool has been launched today to help improve communication between health professionals and children with epilepsy, with the aim of keeping them out of hospital.
School nurses are failing to receive sufficient training to ensure children with epilepsy and other long term conditions are cared for properly when they are in education, it has been warned.
Asthma, epilepsy and mental health are among the key disease areas identified as priorities to undergo a national performance review in England.
A nurse from Birmingham Children’s Hospital who has been recognised for her work in the South Asian community was honoured this week by academics.
The number of nurses specialising in the care of epilepsy in children has increased over the last two years, but their distribution remains patchy across the country, according to a national audit.
An epilepsy nurse specialist has been welcomed as a first for Grimsby.
Almost one in 10 young people would immediately take to social media to tell their friends and followers if they saw a stranger in a risky situation, a poll suggests.
Premature mortality in people with epilepsySubscription
A population study found that people with epilepsy had a substantially greater risk of premature mortality than the general population and unaffected siblings