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Epilepsy

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will undertake a review of NHS services for people with epilepsy. (276907)

On 19 May 2009, we met with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Epilepsy. At this meeting, we announced that the Department will be working with stakeholders specifically to look at the commissioning of local services to meet the needs of people living with epilepsy.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken in response to the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Epilepsy of June 2007; and if he will make a statement. (277384)

Detailed information on the work the Department has already taken in response to the 2007 report by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Epilepsy were given when we met with the APPG for Epilepsy on 19 May 2009. At this meeting we also announced that the Department will be specifically looking into the commissioning arrangements for local services to meet the health and social care needs of those living with this condition.