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Provision of specialist epilepsy care across the UK is extremely patchy, with fewer than 300 epilepsy specialist nurses despite a need for 1,100, according to a leading charity.

Provision of specialist epilepsy care across the UK is extremely patchy, with fewer than 300 epilepsy specialist nurses despite a need for 1,100, according to a leading charity. It is estimated that 70% of people with epilepsy could be seizure free with the right treatment

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Epilepsy in England: The Local Picture, a review published by Epilepsy Action last year, revealed that only 10% of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have a written needs assessment in place for people with epilepsy. The charity estimates that 70% of people who have epilepsy could be seizure free with the right treatment, rather than the 52% who are currently seizure free.

‘It is clear that epilepsy is not important

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