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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The ketogenic diet and its effect on children with epilepsy

5th February 2018

A ketogenic diet is a treatment option for children who have epilepsy that is often used when seizures cannot be reduced or stopped completely through the use of epilepsy medication. It’s often used for epilepsy that is hard to control with anti-convulsive medication. There are still some aspects of the treatment that are unknown or…

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Information for people newly diagnosed with epilepsy

22nd January 2018

If you or one of your loved ones has been recently diagnosed with epilepsy, you may be worried and quite rightly have some questions. The first thing you should know is not to panic, most people who are diagnosed with epilepsy are able to carry on leading the life they lead beforehand, but often with…

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