Guide to using the gym safely for people with epilepsy

10th April 2018

If you’re a regular gym user or someone who’s looking to sign up for a membership for the first time you might be wondering how your epilepsy could affect you. The good news is that there’s no reason your epilepsy should hold you back in your pursuit of fitness, you might just have to take…

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First aid advice – What to do when someone is having a seizure

26th March 2018

At some stage in your life, you may find yourself in a situation where someone is having a seizure. At National Epilepsy Training, we think it’s so important that people know what to do in this situation and how they can confidently help the person who is having the seizure. In this post, you will…

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Good documentation and defensible record keeping in medical negligence cases

19th March 2018

One of the most worrying things that can happen to a medical professional is being involved in a clinical negligence case. Why is good record keeping essential? It’s incredibly important to keep accurate, up-to-date and detailed records for a number of reasons, not least of all because it improves accountability and leads to better care,…

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Swimming and Epilepsy – Staying safe in the water

12th March 2018

Swimming and water sports, in general, carry an inherent risk for people with epilepsy due to the danger of having a seizure in the water. Some may even choose to avoid the water altogether, however, with some preparation and making a few safety modifications there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to swim. Here are…

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Can cannabinoid oils be used to treat seizures for people with epilepsy?

1st March 2018

There has been much debate lately about the use of cannabinoid oils and their use in controlling seizures. Various studies have documented how effective it could be as a treatment for seizures and there is growing interest in its uses for controlling seizures for people with epilepsy.  What are cannabinoid oils? Medical cannabinoid oils are…

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The importance of yearly reviews for people with epilepsy

14th February 2018

Guidelines state that all adults over the age of 18 with epilepsy should have, at the very least, a yearly review with a GP or epilepsy specialist. Those under 18 may require even more regular reviews and always with a specialist. What is a review? An epilepsy review is an opportunity for you to discuss…

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