Free education for healthcare professionals: Epilepsy Bitesize
The Voice for Epilepsy is endorsing a new course designed to raise awareness and understanding of epilepsy amongst health care professionals.
The course, Epilepsy Bitesize, is a free resource produced by Epilepsy Academy, one of a range of professional educational academies offered by Neurology Academy. The organisation provides uniquely practical education to produce specialist clinical leaders and transform local healthcare, and they have just begun to apply two decades of experience in neurology education to epilepsy.
Founder of the Voice for Epilepsy, Kasam Parkar, provides one of the sessions for the course, giving a clear and honest insight into how epilepsy can affect someone’s lives, and the lives of those they love. This session sits alongside several others, recorded by experts in the field from neurologists to neuro pharmacists, to provide a well-rounded overview of epilepsy.
The varied topics covered by Epilepsy Bitesize, including diagnosis, medication management, family planning and health service optimisation are designed to expand professional understanding, and to provide a firm foundation for those working in neurology to feel confident as they support people living with epilepsy to live their best lives.
Managing Director of Neurology Academy Sarah Gillett, said:
‘Often the reality of epilepsy isn’t understood. I want to help medics to become more compassionate – to help them see the person behind the diagnosis, the life behind the treatment.’
To find out more, visit https://neurologyacademy.org/epilepsy-academy or type ‘Epilepsy Academy’ into your search engine.