Search

New north Norfolk epilepsy clinics to help patients control condition

PUBLISHED: 13:28 04 February 2017 | UPDATED: 13:28 04 February 2017

Norfolk Community Health and Care Adult Epilepsy Specialist Nurse for North Norfolk Juliet Ashton

Norfolk Community Health and Care Adult Epilepsy Specialist Nurse for North Norfolk Juliet Ashton

Archant

A specialist nursing service is being launched to help patients with epilepsy manage the condition.

Clinics will be held across north Norfolk so patients can access support, advice and guidance closer to home. Working with partners including neurologists from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, GPs and the ambulance service; the clinics aim to help patients manage the condition increasing their quality of life and avoiding hospital admissions.

The Adult Epilepsy Specialist Nurse Service has been launched by North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group and is being delivered by Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS trust.

Norfolk Community Health and Care adult epilepsy specialist nurse for north Norfolk Juliet Ashton, said: “By helping patients to take an active role in their epilepsy it can help to reduce seizures and allow patients to feel more in control. It will also help patients make informed decisions about managing

their treatment and condition.”

“Seizure triggers can vary from one person to another and not everyone will have triggers. However, if you can identify the triggers it may help to reduce the number of seizures a patient is having by helping to avoid these.”

Following the launch of the service an Epilepsy self-management app will also be introduced to allow patients to monitor their condition at home.

The app, called Epsmon, can be downloaded on to any smart phone. It helps patients monitor how many seizures they are having, assist in taking medication on time and address any lifestyle issues which could be triggering seizures.

Clinics will be held at; Fakenham Medical Practice, Aylsham Medical Practice, Benjamin Court hospital in Cromer, Kelling Hospital, North Walsham Hospital and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

The service is in addition to the current county wide service operating from Dereham Hospital.

Other News

Yesterday, 17:20

Mum, dad... I’m bored! Here’s a few tips for parents on how to keep their children entertained for less during the summer holidays.

Yesterday, 10:12

Vulnerable young people who are exploited by London gangs to transport drugs into Norfolk should be treated as victims, rather than criminals, according to the NSPCC.

Yesterday, 09:54

To develop their learning across a wider curriculum, Martham Primary School’s Year 6 young ones have, during the summer term, been attending weekly sessions at Martham Bowls Club, working alongside members to develop their skills and understanding of Lawn Bowls.

Yesterday, 08:54

Firefighters from Great Yarmouth rescued a man who had fallen into a ditch in the early hours.

Most Read

Yesterday, 08:54

Firefighters from Great Yarmouth rescued a man who had fallen into a ditch in the early hours.

Read more
Friday, July 21, 2017

These artist impressions show how a revamped JD Wetherspoon pub in Great Yarmouth will have a new look bar area, garden and bedrooms when it re-opens.

Read more
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Colourful dresses and hats and fascinators took over Great Yarmouth Racecourse as the venue held a ladies night event.

Read more
BBC
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A gang of would-be robbers who were on their way to carry out a violent raid on a village pub were foiled by armed police who got wind of the plot and planted a listening device.

Read more
Great Yarmouth
Yesterday, 17:20

Mum, dad... I’m bored! Here’s a few tips for parents on how to keep their children entertained for less during the summer holidays.

Read more
Baptist Church

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 15°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter