National Clinical Audit of Seizures and Epilepsies for Children and Young People (2018)
Epilepsy is a condition whereby individuals are prone to recurrent epileptic seizures – abnormal movement or behaviour as a direct result of a change in the electrical activity of the brain. Epileptic seizures affect 112,000 children and young people in the UK.
The National Clinical Audit of Seizures and Epilepsies in Children and Young People, also known as Epilepsy12, shows incremental improvements in some areas of paediatric epilepsy service provision alongside a considerable need for improvement in others.
The results detailed in the report reflect data submitted to the organisational audit by 148 Health Boards and Trusts with a paediatric epilepsy service across England and Wales.
It includes the first ‘yearly snapshot’ of the organisation of paediatric epilepsy services for children and young people in England and Wales as well a case study of how paediatric epilepsy services have used their Epilepsy12 results to identify and undertake local quality improvement activities.