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,
Clinics are held at the following venues
New Street Health Centre,
Upper New Street,
Penistone Health Centre,
Thurnscoe Lift Building,
Hoyland Lift Building,
The Hoyland Centre,
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 Action – www.epilepsy.org.uk – 0808 800 5050
Epilepsy Society – www.epilepsysociety.org.uk – 01494 601400
Young Epilepsy – www.youngepilepsy.org.uk – 01342831342
SUDEP Action – www.sudep.org – 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.
Staff you may meet
- Nurses who choose to specialise in the mental health branch of nursing work with GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists, and others, to help care for patients. Increasingly, care is given in the community, with mental health nurses visiting patients and their families at home, in residential centres, in prisons or in specialist clinics or units.
- The NHS employs a wide range of clinical staff, it wouldn’t be possible to list them all on this website! All our clinical staff are skilled, dedicated professionals who adhere to high standards of training and work-place practice.