This guideline covers diagnosing and managing epilepsy in children, young people and adults in primary and secondary care, and referral to tertiary services. It aims to improve diagnosis and treatment for different seizure types and epilepsy syndromes, and reduce the risks for people with epilepsy.
Who is it for?
- Healthcare professionals in primary, secondary and tertiary care
- Commissioners, providers and voluntary organisations
- People with epilepsy, their families and carers
This guideline includes recommendations on:
- referral, assessment and diagnosis
- information and support
- principles of treatment, treating epileptic seizures and treating childhood-onset epilepsies
- non-pharmacological treatments
- status epilepticus, repeat or cluster seizures, and prolonged seizures
- managing comorbidities
- reducing the risk of epilepsy-related death
- referral to tertiary services
- epilepsy specialist nurses and transition from children’s to adults’ services
The full guideline and supporting documents can be found on the NICE website