Presentations from pilot teams for Epilepsy12 & OPEN UK National Conference 2020

On 10 September 2020, four of our EQIP teams presented at the Epilepsy12 Organisation of Paediatric Epilepsy Networks (OPEN UK) National Conference 2020: 'Working Together to Improve Epilepsies’, as a live webinar.

By mdavidfeveck · 13 July 2022

More than 170 health professionals working in support of paediatric epilepsy services and patient organisation representatives from across England and Wales came together virtually at the third Epilepsy12/OPEN UK National Conference.

They joined the conference with the joint aim of learning from each other and improving the care offered to children and young people with epilepsies.

The conference was chaired by Professor Finbar O’Callaghan, Professor of Paediatric Neuroscience at UCL, (Hon) Consultant Paediatric Neurologist and President of the British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA).

EQIP Presentations from the day

RCPCH Epilepsy Quality Improvement Programme (EQIP) Presentation Showcase by  Dr Patricia O’Connor, Honorary Professor, University of Stirling in the Faculty of Healthcare Sciences and Sport, and Executive Director, QI Discovery:


Establishing a Transition Service, by Ms Louise Capeling, Children’s Epilepsy Nurse Specialist, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board EQIP team

Quality and timely EEG recordings at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, by Ms Helen Sneath, Trainee Consultant Scientist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust EQIP team

Improving the Paediatric Epilepsy Pathway – One Seizure at a Time, by Dr Eve Bassett, Consultant Paediatrician with interest in Epilepsy & Neurology, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust EQIP team

Improving epilepsy information on electronic records including emergency health care plans becoming more easily accessible via an electronic record, by Ms Ailsa Grassam, Epilepsy Specialist Nurse, York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust EQIP team


Visit the team pages for more information.