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CRH Childrens Epilepsy Service Child TestThe Children’s Epilepsy team provide high-quality care to Children and Young People (up to 17 years of age) within the North Derbyshire area with a suspected or confirmed epilepsy diagnosis. Once referred to the epilepsy service our aim is to clinically assess, investigate and diagnose epilepsy; or to rule out suspected seizure activity. 

Following an epilepsy diagnosis, the team provides specialist advice and ongoing support to young people/family/carers to help them manage epilepsy well and improve health outcomes. This will be through scheduled outpatient clinic appointments at intervals based on their health need. 

The nursing team also:

  • Support the young person and family following a diagnosis of epilepsy. 
  • A point of contact and ongoing support for young people/families in between the scheduled epilepsy clinic appointments. 
  • Support the continuity of epilepsy care across community settings including nursery, school, recreational and respite settings. 
  • Provide a comprehensive epilepsy care plan and seizure management advice for home and educational settings.
  • Prepare the young person for the transition of care through to adult epilepsy services. 


Children and young people who are registered with a North Derbyshire GP and who are suspected of having epilepsy can be referred to the service by their GP, Emergency Department or other Paediatric Consultant involved in their care.