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Epilepsy Nurse Specialist Service

The Nurses work alongside the Neurologists, General Paediatricians and community Paediatricians. Advice and support is also provided for colleagues both within and outside of the Trust on epilepsy.

The criteria for referral is as follows:

• The child MUST have a DEFINITE diagnosis of epilepsy which has been discussed with the family
• The epilepsy must be managed by a Consultant based at Alder Hey.

Due to the high demand on the service, it is referral by an Alder Hey consultant only. This can be done either via meditech or a dictated letter.

Once referred to the epilepsy nurse specialists, each individual is placed on a pathway:

Epilepsy referral

 

Professional links:

http://www.nice.org.uk/

http://www.esna-online.org.uk/

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http://www.rcn.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/554226/004514.pdf

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