The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) writes guidelines which give advice to people who work in the health service and patients about the best tests and treatments that are available. These guidelines are based on up to date medical evidence:
The new SIGN booklet for parents and carers of children and young people who have epilepsy
The booklet will help to make you aware of tests and treatments that your child should expect to receive from the NHS.
SIGN 70 – the diagnosis and management of epilepsy in adults
In Scotland there are 54,000 people with active epilepsy which means that 1 in 97 of the population is affected.
SIGN 81 – Diagnosis and management of epilepsies in children and young people
Seventy percent of people who develop epilepsy do so in the first two decades of life. The diagnosis of epilepsy is often straight forward but can on occasion be more complex.