The West Midlands epilepsy nursing group have been meeting in an informal capacity for a number of years and in that time have worked towards sharing best practice and supporting each other in what can often be isolated roles.
Their most recent work has included standardising approaches to patient and family
information leaflets; and creating a shared approach to national audit. As of 1st April 2019, PiP have taken the network under their wing and the network are looking forward to the opportunity for wider collaboration and sharing.
The Network priorities for the year ahead are to work with PiP to create an online and interactive ‘app’ for young people to use in their transition to adult services. In addition to this, the network will continue to develop educational opportunities and packages for interested clinicians; and to support a region-wide snapshot of epilepsy nurse provisionacross the West Midlands.