Grahame raises epilepsy concerns

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LOCAL SNP MSP Christine Grahame has raised concerns about the lack of resources available to people living with epilepsy in the Borders.

There are currently 747 people in the region who have epilepsy but there is no clinic dealing with the condition and only one specialist nurse is available one day per week.

Ms Grahame said: “Epilepsy affects people of all ages and is more common than people think so I have written to NHS Borders Chair John Raine to find out whether there is any prospect of improving the service in the Borders. The condition is often difficult to manage so it is important that people living with epilepsy have the resources needed to help them cope.”

The Joint Epilepsy Council and Epilepsy Scotland has produced a handy new reference guide which was shown to MSPs in Parliament this week.