This information bundle on epilepsy presents interventions to ensure that children and young people with epilepsy receive high quality care and appropriate mental health support. This information was presented to NHS England to inform the development of their long term plan.
13 December 2018
Hosted by Professor Helen Cross OBE, the Prince of Wales’s Chair for Childhood Epilepsy, this is the 10th Masterclass in this series. The Key Note Speech, given by Professor Alexis Arzimanoglou, Professor of Neurology and Child Neurology at College de Medecine des Hopitaux de Paris, precedes a three...
On 22 June 2018, more than 140 health professionals working in support of paediatric epilepsy services and patient organisation representatives came together at the inaugural Epilepsy12/OPEN UK National Conference with the aim of learning from each other and improving the care offered to children an...
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and British Paediatric Neurology Association has developed this Q&A in light of recent developments in this area. It advises on the legality and safety of cannabis-based products and considers the evidence base for their potential harms and benefits.
27 July 2018
RCPCH Registrar, Dr Mike Linney, says the decision will 'come as a relief for some'. He warns parents in the meantime to not give children unlicensed cannabinoid oil products.
24 July 2018
Read about the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit, RCPCH Progress - the new paediatric curriculum, standards for emergency care and much more...
Two years following its launch, we carried out an evaluation to understand how healthcare professionals, children and young people and their families use the Epilepsy Passport. This tells us what aspects of the Epilepsy Passport have been successful and which areas need improvement.
14 December 2018
This is a one-day course, which will be delivered by consultant paediatric neurologists, consultant paediatricians with expertise in epilepsy, and a specialist epilepsy nurse. The day will consist of short didactic teaching sessions and interactive workshops.
Surveillance of deaths in children and young people with epilepsy (excluding Scotland) commenced in October 2016. The study team are hoping to determine the size of the problem of deaths in children affected by epilepsy, to compare the differences between sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP)...
A paediatric neurologist is a doctor who has knowledge and understanding of disorders of the nervous system that affect infants, children and young people. Find out more about this sub-specialty and its curriculum.