Adult epilepsy nursing service

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About the service

Barnsley adult epilepsy nursing service provides specialist care for people who have a diagnosis of epilepsy, their carers and their families. The aim of the service is to help people to gain effective seizure control without medication side effects.

The service provides individualised care to empower people to manage their epilepsy through medicines management, education, lifestyle support and counselling.

The epilepsy nurses work closely with the consultant neurologist at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. They also work with general practitioners and other healthcare professionals to provide seamless care.

The service is delivered from the following venues

Apollo Court Medical Centre,
Dodworth Medical Practice,
High Street,
S75 3RF

Clinics are held at the following venues

New Street Health Centre,
Upper New Street,
S70 1LP

Penistone Health Centre,
Shrewsbury Road
S63 6DY

Thurnscoe Lift Building,
Thurnscoe Centre,
Hollybush Drive,
S63 0LU

Hoyland Lift Building, 
The Hoyland Centre,
High Croft,
Hoyland ,
S74 9AF

Further information and helplines

There are some charities who support patients and research for Epilepsy. There is a lot of general information with regard to Epilepsy on the websites and they also have helplines for patients. The charotoes an also provide information leaflets for issues relating to Epilepsy ie first aid, safety and driving etc.

Epilepsy – 0808 800 5050
Epilepsy – 01494 601400
Young – 01342831342
SUDEP – 01235 722850

Why would someone choose the service?

  • Responsive service – immediate advice and support can be given over the telephone and clinic appointments can be offered within one week of contact.
  • Patient satisfaction surveys show 95% satisfaction across all areas of the service.
  • The team includes highly specialised nurses with a large amount of experience supporting people who have epilepsy.
  • Epilepsy nurses have excellent links with consultant neurologists, general practitioners and other healthcare professionals to enable a high standard of care.

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