HC Deb 22 March 1994 vol 240 cc156-7W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice her Department gives on the long-term care of people suffering from different types of epilepsy.

Mr. Bowis

The long-term care of people with epilepsy is a professional matter for individual clinicians. The level of service available to meet the needs of sufferers is for determination by health authorities in the light of local priorities and available resources.

In 1993, the journal "Seizure" published a document on "Epilepsy Needs" drawn up by specialists in this field. This contains a helpful overview and epidemiology and describes the range of services available.

We have made funding available to the British Epilepsy Association/David Lewis centre to set up a model epilepsy clinic.

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