National Epilepsy Week, 14-20 May 2017

Epilepsy Consortium Scotland members manned an exhibition stand within the Scottish Parliament during national epilepsy week and personally briefed dozens of MSPs on epilepsy issues, with a particular focus upon improving the mental health and wellbeing of people with epilepsy.  MSPs were asked to take action in order to:

 

    • ensure that, as per SIGN guidelines, adults epilepsy are routinely screened for depression and suicidality, and treated appropriately
    • improve the provision of neuropsychiatry and neuropsychology services in Scotland
    • increase the capacity of CAMHS, and ensure support for third sector organisations working to improve the mental health of children and young people with epilepsy
    • increase the number of learning disability epilepsy nurse specialists and to improve access to learning disability psychiatry services.
Margaret Mitchell
Kenneth Gibson
Ian Gray
Fulton MacGregor
Emma Harper
Douglas Cameron
Christine Grahame
Chris Jeans
Bill Kidd
Alexander Stewart

Anas Sarwar finds out more about the issues facing patients with Epilepsy
Kezia Dugdale
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