Epilepsy is defined as a tendency to have recurrent seizures (sometimes called fits). A seizure is caused by a sudden burst of excessive electrical activity in the brain, causing a temporary disruption in the normal message passing between brain cells. This disruption results in the brain’s messages becoming halted or mixed up. If you have confirmed Epilepsy, you will be invited by letter for review by a GP each year. At this check, the GP will:

  • Discuss your symptoms and the impact your symptoms are having on you
  • Review how often you are having seizures
  • Review your medications, and any side effects that you have
  • Provide advice and answer any questions that you may have