Young Epilepsy has welcomed a new quality standard for epilepsy care that say children and young people should be asked about their mental wellbeing and learning at their epilepsy appointments.
The medicines regulator has asked healthcare organisations to plan for new measures related to the anti-seizure medication valproate. These changes will start to be rolled out from January 2024.
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The latest figures from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) show that epilepsy care for children is improving, but access to services still varies greatly.
SUDEP Action and Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are collaborating with Young Epilepsy to create a paediatric version of the SUDEP and Seizure Safety Checklist. The award-winning Checklist, which launched in 2015, supports health professionals in discussing epilepsy mortality risks and SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) with their patients (aged 16+).
Young Epilepsy is joining with other organisations from the epilepsy community to call for a review of proposals that could have an impact on access to the anti-seizure medication valproate.
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