Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder in childhood and is about twice as common in children as in adults affecting approximately 700 in every 100,000 children under the age of 16 years. The epilepsy audit was first commissioned in 2009 and aims to enable improvement in the quality of and outcomes from care provision for children and young people with epilepsy or suspected epileptic seizures. The project focuses on the first year of care of children and young people (0-24 years) with a newly diagnosed epilepsy.
Additional information on all HQIP-commissioned projects is available on the NHS Trusts page, which includes the recommendations repository, infographics compendium, 9 month publication schedule, impact report, and National Clinical Audit and Enquiries Directory. For further information about this project, please contact the project team directly using the contact details listed in the ‘Supplier Info’ section above.
Patient & Public Engagement case study: Epilepsy12’s case study of their winning entry from the 2022 Richard Driscoll Memorial Award (RDMA) can be read in full here.
Data collected on behalf of HQIP by all NCAPOP projects is routinely reported and these reports are available in the ‘Related resources’ section.
For regularly updated dynamic reporting of audit data, follow the link in the HQIP Directory in the column called ‘Link to dynamic reporting’.
The reported data is also placed on the data.gov.uk website.
For details of how to apply for data that is not in the public domain, please see HQIP’s data access webpages.
Details of the contracts that HQIP awards are available at: www.gov.uk/contracts-finder.