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16 July 2015

New course from the University of Liverpool on seizure first aid

Epilepsy Society is helping researchers from the University of Liverpool to develop a short course on seizure first aid for people with epilepsy and their family and friends.

The project aims to develop and test seizure first aid training for people with epilepsy, their friends and family members so as to improve their confidence in managing seizures.

The university would now like to recruit people with epilepsy to come along with a friend or family member to the course and provide vital feedback. The course takes about three hours.

The study is open to anyone over the age of 16 with epilepsy who is taking anti-epileptic medication. You must have visited A&E in recent years for your epilepsy. The courses will be in English in Liverpool so candidates need to live in the North West.

People with epilepsy and their family member or friend will each get a £10 shopping voucher to thank them for their time. Refreshments will be provided and, if needed, the researcher can also help with local travel costs.

To take part or find out more, call 0151 794 5993, email seizure.firstaid.project@liverpool.ac.uk or write to Dr Adam Noble, IPHS, Whelan Building, University of Liverpool, L69 3GL.

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