Epilepsy Nurse Service in Norfolk

The community based Adult Epilepsy Specialist Nurse (ESN) service provides initial assessment and ongoing management of the patient’s epilepsy.

Nurse specialist reviews based on patient need for adults with and without a Learning Disability.

The Adult ESN service complies with following the epilepsy NICE quality standard 26:

  • Adults with epilepsy have an agreed and comprehensive written epilepsy care plan
  • Adults with epilepsy are seen by an epilepsy specialist nurse who they can contact between scheduled reviews
  • Adults with a history of prolonged or repeated seizures have an agreed written emergency care plan
  • Adults with epilepsy who have medical or lifestyle issues that need review are referred to specialist epilepsy services
  • Young people with epilepsy have an agreed transition period during which their continuing epilepsy care is reviewed jointly by paediatric and adult services

The Adult ESN service is responsible for:

  • Providing counselling, support, information and education for patients and families on:
  • Risk and safety
  • Triggers and lifestyle
  • Medications
  • Driving
  • Employment
  • Benefits
  • Education
  • Family planning and pregnancy
  • Care plans written with the patients and families
  • Avoiding inappropriate hospital admissions
  • Working closely with the Ambulance service
  • Liaising with Neurologists, GPs, social care, Continuing Health Care and Learning Disability services
  • Training of healthcare professionals, students, teachers, employers and care/voluntary organisations
  • Working with GP practices to ensure that all patients in the four Norfolk localities are registered with the adult community epilepsy service
  • Introduction of the epilepsy self-management app
  • Appropriate use of emergency treatment with care plans written with every patient

Interpretation and translation services can be arranged by staff, for users of this service.

An information leaflet about the service is available and can be obtained by telephone or letter request.

Referral Procedure:  GPs, consultants, health and social care professionals, private or voluntary organisations and self referral. 

We see patients in a range of settings:

  • Home visit
  • Residential home
  • Ward visit
  • Telephone contact
  • Nurse led clinic as listed below

Opening Times:  Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm

We are in the office every Thursday, the rest of the week we will be running nurse led clinics and home visits across the county. Answerphone messages are picked up by our admin support and emailed to us so we can get back to people within two working days.

Clinics held at:

  • Attleborough Medical Centre
  • Aylsham Health Centre
  • Benjamin Court Unit/Cromer
  • Dereham Hospital
  • Downham Market
  • Fakenham Medical Practice
  • Hoveton and Wroxham Medical Centre
  • Lawson Road Medical Practice
  • Kelling Hospital
  • Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
  • North Walsham Hospital
  • Norwich Community Hospital
  • Park View Resource Centre, Kings Lynn
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn
  • St James, Kings Lynn, Swaffham
  • Thetford Healthy Living Centre

Contact

Telephone

Website
www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk

Where to go

Name
Area 1: Dereham Hospital
Address
Northgate
Dereham
Postcode
NR19 2EX
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Notes

Area 2: St James’ Clinic, Extons Road, King’s Lynn, PE30 5NU