National Bundle of Care for CYP with Epilepsy

The publication of the National Bundle of Care by the NHS England Children and Young People (CYP) Transformation Programme is now available.

By mdavidfeveck · 16 October 2023

Epilepsy is one of the most common long-term conditions among children and young people (CYP), affecting approximately 112,000 within the UK.

NHS England launched a national programme of work to improve epilepsy care for CYP, and used Epielpsy12 data to identify 4 priority areas:

  • Addressing variation in care between epilepsy services
  • Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of CYP with epilepsy
  • Improving referrals into tertiary care and the epilepsy surgery service
  • Improving the transition from paediatric to adult epilepsy services.

A National Bundle of Care for CYP with Epilepsy was developed to support systems with epilepsy quality improvement. The evidence-based standards within the bundle will support NHS Integrated Care Board (ICBs) with the commissioning of consistent quality epilepsy care for CYP. The implementation of the recommendations by systems will help achieve improved outcomes and quality of life for CYP living with epilepsy.

The RCPCH have played a key role in the development of the NHS Long-Term Plan and the inclusion of epilepsy as a focus area for children and young people. We are pleased with the collaboration between the college and NHS England on this Bundle of Care, where there has been valuable input from both the EQIP and Epilepsy12.

To access the publications and its recommendations please continue to read here.