Welcome to the parent and carers information page of the South East Thames Paediatric Epilepsy Group (SETPEG). The Parents Information leaflet is designed to help you think about what information you need from health professionals working with you and your child. It also lists helpful and reliable sources of information about epilepsy and services. It contains a lot of useful links to other websites for parents, carers, children and young people. By following these links we hope you will be able to find information about a wide range of topics related to the different types of epilepsy, including care, first aid, treatments and education. Some of these links can also be found in the box below.
You are of course welcome to browse the pages within this site but most of the other information is designed for neurologists, paediatricians, specialist nurses and other professionals working with children and young people with epilepsy.
Please note; It is with regret SETPEG cannot offer advice to individual queries about a child's treatment or management. We recommend you contact your child's primary paediatrician or GP in the first instance. If you need more immediate advice contact NHS direct www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk or by dialling 111 or 0845 4647 from some areas.
Information for Children and Young People
The leaflet on this page is written for parents and carers, but you may also find it useful to have a look at and jot down any question you have. You could print the leaflet off and take it along to your next appointment when you meet your Doctor or Nurse.