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Epilepsy - focal point


  • Released: 08/2016
  • Reviewed: 04/2017
  • Study time: 5h:0m
  • Standard price: £15.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

To enable pharmacy teams to develop their knowledge and skills in the holistic management of epilepsy, in order to support patients and their relatives and carers more effectively as part of a wider multidisciplinary team.

Learning objectives

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • list the causes of epilepsy, potential trigger factors and safety risks
  • discuss the principles of epilepsy treatment and the various treatments available
  • provide individualised information for people with epilepsy on concurrent issues such as contraception, pregnancy and driving
  • outline the considerations for children, older people and people with a learning disability who also have epilepsy
  • signpost patients, carers and other healthcare professionals to local and national epilepsy pathways and other additional resources for further help and support.

How to use this programme

On your computer: You can open this programme as a PDF in your web browser. We recommend that you download and save it to your computer and view it through Adobe Reader.

On your tablet device: If you would like to view this programme on your tablet device you can download the PDF and open it within a free PDF reader app. We have tested this type of programme in a few apps and found that it works in the Adobe Reader app on Android and Apple devices and the PDF Reader app on Apple devices.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees
  • CPPE registrants