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Support for better seize control

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Seizures can still happen with medication

A 'Seize Control' toolkit has been produced by Epilepsy Action, to support specialist nurses and practice nurses with patients who continue to have seizures despite taking medication.

The toolkit contains an app, diary, treatment prompt card and a one-off magazine that primary care and practice nurses can use with patients. Catie Picton, epilepsy specialist nurse at Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, said that epilepsy is an 'individual condition and affects people in different ways.

'The Seize Control resources will help epilepsy specialist nurses and practice nurses to discuss the information a patient needs to provide during a treatment review, and why this is important. They will also allow nurses to talk about other possible treatments as well as offering additional support to patients who are undergoing investigations to see if they are suitable candidates for these treatments.'

The toolkit was developed in response to research from Epilepsy Action that found that people could be seizure free if they received better and more targeted treatment. Statistics show that 73 per cent of people who still experience seizures with medication have never been referred for specialist treatment.

It was created as part of a wider campaign, The Seize Control campaign, developed by Epilepsy Action and supported by the RCGP.

The resources can be found and downloaded from here:

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