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Epilepsy in People with Learning Disabilities course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
RCGP, NHS

This session describes how to provide a high standard of care to patients with learning disabilities and epilepsy, including the assessment and management of seizures in primary care and their impact on patients and families.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in February 2022.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • recognise the impact of epilepsy in the learning disabilities (LD) population
  • recognise the effects of epilepsy on patients with learning disabilities, their carers and others
  • recognise the behavioural issues associated with epilepsy
  • identify the role of GPs, learning support services and other specialists in providing care for people with LD who have epilepsy

 


PRM123
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete the following module:

  • Introduction to learning disabilities in the community (400-0180)
Instructors / Speakers
Iain White,
Locum Consultant in Learning Disabilities, New Craigs Hospital, Inverness

Dr Iain White, a former GP, worked for many years in Moray and the Highlands to care for people with learning disabilities, and helped establish the Ladybird developmental group in Lossiemouth. He began working at New Craigs Hospital in 2000 as an Associate Specialist in Learning Disabilities and latterly became a Locum Consultant in Learning Disabilities.

Sadly, Dr Iain White died in October 2009, shortly after completing his e-learning session on epilepsy in people with learning disabilities. For many years, Iain championed the care of those with learning disabilities and his dedicated work in this area will benefit many thousands of patients and their families for many years to come.

Delivery
Title
Epilepsy in People with Learning Disabilities course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Developmental disabilities, Disability
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Location
Online
Reference
3.11_08
Access Duration (in months)
12
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