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Epilepsy passports issued to convey crucial information in emergencies

A new epilepsy passport has been created for about 60,000 children in the UK who have the the condition

A new epilepsy passport has been created for about 60,000 children in the UK who have the the condition.

Child health experts launched the passport to improve the sharing of information between young patients and their healthcare professionals.

Developed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), the passport is designed to be carried by children with epilepsy to provide health staff with up-to-date information in the event of an emergency.

Communication

A lack of communication has been highlighted as a factor leading to poor epilepsy care and management.

The RCPCH and the RCN hope the passport will transform epilepsy care by making sure vital information is always available when the child is in contact with health staff.

The information includes details of the medications the patient receives, the type of seizures and epilepsy he or she has, and contact details for the

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