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Epilepsy charter helps people know rights
Epilepsy Society’s new charter and booklet is helping people to play a confident part in their treatment plan and self management.
Just knowing your rights and responsibilities, and understanding some of the medical jargon that may accompany a diagnosis of epilepsy can be difficult. Patients may be worried about who they should see after a first seizure, what tests they may need and what medication may be prescribed. If seizures are proving difficult to control, referrals to tertiary, or more expert care may be needed. But the new patient charter is designed to make life easier.
Epilepsy Society’s communications manager, Amanda Cleaver, said: 'The epilepsy charter and booklet answers the many questions that someone with epilepsy may have about medical and social care and entitlements.
'The charter draws on information from sources including the NHS Constitution, the NICE guideline for epilepsy, The Equality Act 2010 and issues raised by people affected by epilepsy through Epilepsy Society’s services.'
Author: Angie King