How we help
The team includes paediatricians (children’s doctors) with a special interest in epilepsy, and clinical nurse specialists for children’s epilepsy. Depending on the individual child’s need, access to psychology services may be offered.
Your child will have regular outpatient clinic appointments, as well as have a way to contact the team in between scheduled appointments. We encourage you to contact us if you have any worries between appointments.
All children with epilepsy can use the epilepsy nurse service. The nurses can help with many issues including:
- working with your child’s school or nursery for training
- contributing towards Health Care plans and attending annual reviews at schools as required
- first aid and safety advice for in the home and out and about
- advice for driving, careers, contraception and more
- transition from children’s to adult services
- talking to you and your child about any worries or concerns.
Getting ready for your appointment
Children usually attend an initial appointment where a plan and the need for further investigations will be talked about.
To help prepare for this and future appointments it’s useful to bring along:
- a diary of events or seizures
- video clips on your phone (if you have these)
- all your current epilepsy medication.