Epilepsy was a clinical priority for RCGP for 2013 – 2015. These resources are designed to support GPs and fellow primary healthcare professionals to improve the quality of life and care of people with epilepsy.

Seize Control Campaign

National charity, Epilepsy Action, launched its Seize Control campaign. It aims to empower people who are still experiencing seizures to work with their healthcare professionals to investigate whether they might be suitable for other types of treatment, such as surgery. The charity presented the findings to the All Party Parliamentary Group on epilepsy and relevant decision makers.


Policy and Guidance

Resources for GPs and health professionals

The RCGP is a lead contributor to new practical guidance supporting doctors and health professionals around valproate use in women and girls of reproductive years. It is based on the latest guidance [PDF] from the MHRA and provides 'pragmatic' advice on situations that arise in clinical practice.

What next? 

Information for adults and children with epilepsy before and after diagnosis – easy print 2 sided information leaflets designed for GPs. Areas included are:

  • Diagnosing epilepsy
  • Treatment and SUDEP
  • Safety and epilepsy 
  • Driving and epilepsy  
  • First aid
  • Alcohol
  • Contraception, conception and pregnancy
  • Information from your doctor following a first tonic-clonic seizure
  • Information from falls clinic following a first tonic-clonic (grand-mal) seizure
  • Developing epilepsy in later life
  • Epilepsy story and activity book for children with epilepsy

Resources for GP commissioners

  • Your guide to commissioning in epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Commissioning Toolkit - The Toolkit is a web-based hub of information, advice and evidence. It has been developed to support busy commissioners to improve and commission epilepsy services, particularly around reducing emergency attendance and admissions, improving quality and reducing costs. It will inform all the stages of decision-making and service improvements for a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) population of people living with epilepsy.

Resources for people with epilepsy and their carers

 Epilepsy charities

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