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Scotland short of epilepsy nurses

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Scotland has too few epilepsy specialist nurses to meet the needs of the country’s 40,000 people affected, a charity has warned.

Epilepsy Scotland said around 60 ESNs were needed to meet targets of the Joint Epilepsy Council for the UK and Ireland. But charity chief executive Susan Douglas-Scott said: ‘Scotland has just 24 nurses who specialise in caring for people with epilepsy.’

The charity is calling for more specialist posts. Ms Douglas-Scott said: ‘People have patiently waited but still no health board yet meets recommended targets for specialist nurses.’

A report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Epilepsy, last June, said ESNs in England should be increased from 152 to 600 and, in the longer term, to 920 across all epilepsy disciplines.

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