National Clinical Audit of Seizures and Epilepsies for Children and Young People

Reports | Published: 08 Jul 2021

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.

Published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), this report presents data and evidence from the three main domains of ‘Epilepsy12’, a clinical audit describing patient care, an organisational audit describing service structures, and related quality improvement activities.

More specifically, the clinical audit data describes patient care of children and young people who had a first paediatric assessment for a paroxysmal episode (or episodes) between 1 December 2018 and 30 November 2019. Epilepsy12 follows patients for twelve months of care following their first assessment which, for many of the children and young people, included care provided during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

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National Clinical Audit of Seizures and Epilepsies for Children and Young People