Development of epilepsy risk assessment guidance for carers and services
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Development of epilepsy risk assessment guidance for carers and services

Mary Codling Primary healthcare lead nurse for learning disabilities, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Wokingham Hospital, Wokingham, Berkshire, England
Katherine Burns Learning disabilities nurse for children, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Berkshire, England
Blandine Vasset Occupational therapist, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Berkshire, England
Karen Franks Community learning disability nurse, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Berkshire, England

Epilepsy affects one in five people with learning disabilities, and staff in community settings need to feel confident about supporting them. Following repeated requests from care home staff for information about the associated risks of epilepsy for people with learning disabilities, an epilepsy special interest group developed guidance to support assessments and ensure service users are included in the assessment process. This article describes the guidance.

Learning Disability Practice. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2019.e1956

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Correspondence

mary.codling@berkshire.nhs.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Codling M, Burns K, Vasset B et al (2019) Development of epilepsy risk assessment guidance for carers and services. Learning Disability Practice. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2019.e1956

Published online: 24 July 2019