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Specialist Epilepsy Nurses Work Closely with Consultants and GPs

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The nursing and medical team provide assessment, treatment, diagnosis, emergency care and training across the 24 hour provision. We also have close links between School, Adult Services and College. The nursing team includes epilepsy specialist nurses who work closely with consultants and specialist GPs.

Adult care

The local GPs hold clinics on site each week and these enable epilepsy medication to be monitored and other illnesses to be treated promptly.

The nursing agency provides nursing care in the homes of all adult residents as well as having the option to access separate nursing beds. If a resident has been admitted to hospital for urgent or emergency treatment then it is important that they are supported by care staff when they are in hospital whenever practicable. It is also important that they are discharged to familiar surroundings as soon as possible because they often find the new surroundings distressing. These nursing beds, which are monitored close to the nurses offices, enable quicker discharge.

School

The local GPs hold clinics on site each week and these enable epilepsy medication to be monitored and other illnesses to be treated promptly.

The nursing agency provides nursing care in the homes of all school pupils as well as having the option to access separate nursing beds. The nurses are accessible via emergency radios at any time and support in the cases where there is a medical emergency. They also support staff to ensure that care in the classroom and the residential setting is appropriate to meet all medical needs

The school has close links with Great Ormond street whose consultants visit on a regular basis and provide access to expert specialist care and diagnosis.

“The medical care provided is outstanding. The commitment of staff to ensure appropriate health and safety of the young people supports the high emphasis the school places on promoting young people’s health”

(OFSTED 2010)

 College

The nursing and medical team provide assessment, treatment, diagnosis, emergency care and training across the 24 hour provision. We also have close links between School, Adult Services and College. The nursing team includes epilepsy specialist nurses who work closely with consultants and specialist GPs.

The college learners have tenancies and hence access nursing through community links as well as having support from the nursing team at the Centre. The nursing team is involved in nutrition and dietary training as well support for care staff to meet learners medical needs.

The local GPs hold clinics on site each week and these enable epilepsy medication to be monitored and other illnesses to be treated promptly.