Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain and causes repeated seizures.
Epilepsy is estimated to affect more than 500,000 people in the UK. This means that almost one in every 100 people has the condition.
If your child is under 5 and you have concerns that they have symptoms or are epileptic, please contact your GP.
If your child is over 5 years, your GP will be the key health professional. If your child is in school (mainstream or specialist) the community nursing team may be able to provide information, advice and guidance.
If an emergency occurs please contact NHS 111.
Information, help and guidance
NHS Choices: Introduction to Epilepsy
Local Services: Children's nursing team - Bromley Healthcare