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Epilepsy patient review at Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford
Following today’s announcement that a consultant paediatrician specialising in epilepsy at The Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford has been excluded from seeing patients pending a full investigation, Epilepsy Society, the UK’s leading medical epilepsy charity, says:
"Clearly it would be wholly inappropriate for us to comment on this specific case as we are not fully informed of the facts.
“However, if your child is currently receiving treatment for epilepsy it is important that you do not alter or stop their anti-epileptic medication. Any changes to medication should always be discussed with a medical professional.
"Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological condition affecting one in 131 people in the UK , and in children the prevalence is even higher."
A dedicated helpline 01483 408379 has been set up by The Royal Surrey County Hospital for anyone directly affected by this issue.
Epilepsy Society specialises in the treatment, care and research of the condition and also has a confidential helpline 01494 601400 offering emotional support. Information on all aspects of epilepsy is available at www.epilepsysociety.org.uk.