MSP signs gold ticket for epilepsy care

Stewart Stevenson MSP.
Stewart Stevenson MSP.

Stewart Stevenson, MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast, was delighted to show his support for new SIGN national guidelines on managing epilepsy in adults by signing a National Epilepsy Week ‘Gold Standard’ ticket at the Scottish Parliament recently.

It is hoped the revised guidelines will change the lives of 50,000 adults nationally who live with the condition.

Commenting, Mr Stevenson said: “Over 500 of my constituents are adults who have epilepsy. I want the very best care to be available to them and their families whenever they need it. I will be raising with the local NHS board how they can do their best to ensure the latest SIGN guidelines are implemented. It will be helpful if we can meet this new gold standard in epilepsy care when it is launched after recess.

“I’m supporting National Epilepsy Week because this is a common, serious neurological condition which many of us still know little about. National Epilepsy Week is a good time to do what I can to raise awareness even further.”