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Education, Expertise and Empowerment for all epilepsy professionals.

ESNA is the national professional organisation for all nurses supporting people with epilepsy. 

Empowerment, Education and Expertise for all epilepsy professionals.

ESNA is the national professional organisation for all nurses supporting people with epilepsy. 



There are a number of regional groups 

who meet regularly to discuss latest 

developments in epilepsy, provide 

networking opportunities, peer support 

and CPD.

Training and CPD

We are nurses and other health 

professionals working to support 

people with epilepsy.


ESNA Member Resources

We raise the profile of epilepsy and 

promote an holistic and 

multi-disciplinary approach.


Regional Groups

Competency Frameworks

New Competency Frameworks are now available

Epilepsy is a common neurological condition that can have effects that reach far into the lives of the person/people with epilepsy (PWE). Since 1988, epilepsy specialist nurses have been involved [&he…

August 23, 2023

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Revisit the best bits of the 2022 Conference on video

Our own YouTube Channel was there to capture the highlights of the conference.

Videos are now available on the Conferences and Events page.

Catch up with talks from:

Professor Martin Brodie

Dr Ronit M Pressler

Joanne Hill

Graham Sills

Samantha Dorney smith

Dr Maria Oto

and others...

Go to the Conferences and Events page
Best practice guidelines for training professional carers in the administration of Buccal (Oromucosal) Midazolam

Buccal midazolam is widely used to manage prolonged seizures. Administration should only be undertaken by people who have received both epilepsy awareness and buccal midazolam training. It is recommended that there are two-yearly updates on this training. The administration of buccal midazolam must be delivered in accordance with the individual’s protocol/guidelines. All carers of people with epilepsy should receive epilepsy awareness training. In addition if the person with epilepsy is prescribed buccal midazolam, additional training in its administration must be undertaken. 

These guidelines have evolved to ensure the safety of people with epilepsy, and to ensure that those who require buccal midazolam receive a consistent level of knowledge and intervention from their carers. These guidelines will be evaluated prior to the next revision in two years’ time.

Download guidelines
Epilepsy Action launch a befriending service

 This free service connects a trained volunteer befriender to people affected by epilepsy.

The volunteer offers a friendly listening ear and helps the person to work through any difficulties or challenges they may be experiencing due to epilepsy.

For more information 

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Epilepsy Nurse competencies - Adult, LD and Paediatric

Competencies have been reviewed and are awaiting accreditation from the RCN.  Documents will be published here soon.


The benefits of ESNA membership:

  • Networking and peer support
  • Annual conference
  • Free access to Epilepsia journal

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