List of quality statements
Statement 1. Children and young people presenting with a suspected seizure are seen by a specialist in the diagnosis and management of the epilepsies within 2 weeks of presentation.
Statement 2. Children and young people having initial investigations for epilepsy undergo the tests within 4 weeks of them being requested.
Statement 3. Children and young people who meet the criteria for neuroimaging for epilepsy have magnetic resonance imaging.
Statement 4. Children and young people with epilepsy have an agreed and comprehensive written epilepsy care plan.
Statement 5. Children and young people with epilepsy are seen by an epilepsy specialist nurse who they can contact between scheduled reviews.
Statement 6. Children and young people with a history of prolonged or repeated seizures have an agreed written emergency care plan.
Statement 7. Children and young people who meet the criteria for referral to a tertiary care specialist are seen within 4 weeks of referral.
Statement 8. Children and young people with epilepsy have a structured review with a paediatric epilepsy specialist at least annually.
Statement 9. Young people with epilepsy have an agreed transition period during which their continuing epilepsy care is reviewed jointly by paediatric and adult services.
In addition, quality standards that should also be considered when commissioning and providing a high-quality epilepsy service are listed in related NICE quality standards.