Hi Im Sally,
Im a Clinical nurse specialist working in Brighton area 3 days per week and here at epilepsyexplained.co.uk.
I am a learning/intellectual disability nurse who specialised in epilepsy care in 1993 at Surrey University. I have worked within Surrey community and secondary care. I became an advanced nurse practitioner for epilepsy care at Guys & St Thomas’ hospital in London until 2016. My experience includes the role of matron/co-ordinator of health for a residential epilepsy service, hospital nurse specialist and freelance nurse consultant supporting people with epilepsy. My patients include adults with and without learning/Intellectual disabilities, transition in teenagers, women and pregnancy and elderly care.
I have a degree in Epilepsy Care; I am an independent nurse prescriber and have an MSc in Epileptology from Kings college university. I am privileged to have received recognition from Kings and ILAE for my research into constipation and its relationship with seizure frequency.
I am also an executive committee member of ESNA (EpilepSy Nurse Association) UK. This group develops and reviews guidelines, care projects and research to support the wider community of Epilepsy nurses and associates within the UK and
soon across our international communities.
I am hoping to be the ESNA international ambassador to encourage nurses from around the world to take up membership and access the camaraderie and clinical expertise of this group.
Hi I’m Caryn,
I am based within the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Adult Learning Disability Service – Bodmin.
I trained in London at Westminster Hospital and qualified as a Registered General Nurse and a Registered Sick Children’s Nurse. I became a Queen’s Nurse in 2018. I have had the pleasure of working in paediatrics in London and Manchester, and specialised in metabolic medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
For the past 16 years I have specialised in adults with learning disabilities and complex epilepsy. I have published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals relating to research into various facets of epilepsy care. I also have the pleasure of being vice chair for ESNA.
Training is my passion. I cover Devon and some of the south of England as Epilepsy explained clinical trainer.
Hi Im Cathy,
I have worked within the field of Epilepsy care for over 30 years. I work part time in Epilepsy care for Kings College Hospital London. My specialist areas include VNS and Surgery. I hold a clinical education qualification ENB 998.
I love to work as a freelance educator in my free-time; sharing my skills and knowledge in this subject. It is important for my patients and carers/nurses to understand the condition so that they can provide person centred care.
I have over 20 years experience as an Epilepsy and VNS nurse, setting up the VNS service with Professor Polkey and Professor Koutrouminadis at Kings college hospital.
Hi my name is Neil, I have been a paediatric nurse since 2000 and work in the field of epilepsy neurology, learning disabilities and palliative care.
I have worked with countless children, teenagers and families to improve their symptoms, care and quality of life.
I have experience in training medical, education and care staff and I have a passion and flair for teaching.
My qualifications include Childrens nursing diploma, PET 1 and 2 paediatric epilepsy qualifications. I am happy to work in a variety of settings and with staff in different roles. I can create bespoke training packages depending on clients needs in all areas of Paediatric epilepsy.