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 opportuniities, 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


2019 ESNA Epilepsy Prescribing Meeting

ESNA prescribing day

Friday 15th November

80 Epilepsy Nurses recently enjoyed another successful Epilepsy Prescribing Meeting, this year at the Hilton in Liverpool City Centre.

Despite enduring atrotious weather and flooding across parts of Northern England and the Midlands, nearly everyone made it to the meeting.

Speakers included:

Professor Tony Marson  SANAD II

Professor Gus Baker  outcomes of in-uterine exposure to AEDs

Chris Bell  non-medical prescribing update    

Dr Shanika Samarasekera  prescribing of less commonly used AEDs

Dr Helen McCullagh  Tuberous Sclerosis and prescribing Everolimus

Phil Tittensor, Chair of ESNA, said, "We are delighted that so many members were able to attend this exciting and informative event.  Once again the ESNA Non-Medical Prescribing Day was able to attract a number of high calibre speakers covering a range of interesting subjects."

Events are open to members and non-members.  Member discounted attendance rates apply.  Attendance certificates are issued for CPD.

To become a member click the link below.


ESNA are pleased to announce the launch of......

Best Practice Guidelines for the Administration of Buccal Midazolam

This document is intended to serve as a guideline for those purchasing as well as delivering training in the administration of Buccal Midazolam. It is hoped the guideline will provide assistance to the local regulatory authority and to help establish a national standard of minimal training./-critical-time


Take The Test!

Online post epilepsy training assessment tool

Most ESNA members support or complete training for buccal midazolam to ensure core competencies are up to date and patient safety is protected.  ESNA’s latest guidelines, produced in collaboration with the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), outline important safety standards for first aid intervention while demonstrating the need for awareness, training and consistent review of epilepsy knowledge and protocol. 

To support the implementation of the guidelines, award-winning UK digital learning experts Virtual College, have created an online assessment tool to ensure to best practice is maintained in social care organisations when administering buccal midazolam. 

The ESNA best practice guidelines for training professional carers in the administration of buccal midazolam are available on our website. Alternatively, both the guidelines and the online test can be accessed via the Virtual College website  The online epilepsy assessment tool takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and costs just £5 + VAT per person. Users are required to refresh by retaking the programme every two years. 

The benefits of ESNA membership:

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

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