Our medical team comprises of a doctor specialising in epilepsy and two specialist epilepsy nurses. They provide a 24 hour on-call service. All staff regularly receive intensive training to consider and manage risks when working with service users with epilepsy and to ensure risk assessments are carried out. We are able to administer all currently available forms of emergency treatment to end prolonged seizures, or clusters of seizures.
The specialist nature of our service means we can review the medical needs of our service users frequently. Medication changes can then be discussed with the appropiate neurologist and implemented. Without this medical expertise, people often have to wait until their bi-annual or annual consultant appointment for this type of review. We do of course work closely with NHS based neurology consultants to discuss the ongoing care of our service users, and with our own team of therapists, NHS therapists, and local GPs.
People with complex epilepsy often need a combination of medications to reduce the number of seizures they have. Compliance with the prescribed medication programme is important if breakthrough seizures are to be avoided. Once again, the specialist nature of the Independence Homes epilepsy service helps minimize any problems. Indeed our medication error rate is 0.000001.
Our medical expertise and epilepsy specialism improves the quality of life experienced by our service users, and minimizes risks.
“The staff being so highly trained and competent has reduced the frequency of seizures for my patients.”
Consultant Neurologist – Mayday Hospital