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GPs move quickly for new epilepsy pack

A new resource pack that helps GPs to achieve epilepsy quality and outcome points has already proved a hit with more than 3,000 requested so far.

The Epilepsy Action pack, which consists of an information booklet and toolkit, provides tools to help identify patients with epilepsy, improve communication within the practice and secondary care and to fulfil GMS quality indicators for epilepsy.

A spokesperson for the charity said the high level of demand showed widespread interest in the subject among GPs.

Dr Bill Hall, GP in Settle, North Yorkshire, who helped produce the resource, said: 'Epilepsy has been the Cinderella among chronic diseases in primary care. But with the advent of the quality indicators in the new GMS contract, practices are getting the encouragement and resources we need to improve services for a neglected group of patients.'

Under the quality framework GPs could earn up to 16 points for epilepsy.

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