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Epilepsy Services model for Dumfries and Galloway could become a blueprint for the rest of Scotland

Epilepsy Services model for Dumfries and Galloway could become a blueprint for the rest of Scotland

Added: 10 March 2016, 11:25

Over 1,200 people with epilepsy in Dumfries and Galloway are now getting help from a local Epilepsy Specialist Nurse (ESN) instead of travelling miles to other health boards, thanks to a successful new funding model of healthcare devised by Epilepsy Scotland. This unique three year collaboration with the NHS and pharmaceutical companies UCB Pharma and GSK means epilepsy patients also benefit from better equipped GPs, practice and learning disability nurses who have received epilepsy training and materials.  The outcomes of the innovative project report, including the new ESN post, was shared MSPs at a parliamentary reception.

You can download the report here

You can read our press release here