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Integrated care for childhood epilepsy: ongoing challenges and lessons for other long-term conditions
  1. Amit Bali1,
  2. Dougal S Hargreaves2,
  3. John Cowman1,
  4. Monica Lakhanpaul3,
  5. Colin Dunkley4,
  6. Millie Power5,
  7. J Helen Cross6
  1. 1Young Epilepsy, Lingfield, Surrey, UK
  2. 2PPP Programme, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
  3. 3Integrated Children, Young People and Maternal Health Programme, UCL Partners, London, UK
  4. 4Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, King's Mill Hospital, Nottinghamshire, UK
  5. 5Service User, London, UK
  6. 6The Prince of Wales's Chair of Childhood Epilepsy and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Neurology, UCL – Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London & Young Epilepsy, Lingfield, Surrey, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Amit Bali, Population, Policy and Practice, UCL – Institute of Child Health, London, UK; a.bali{at}


Epilepsy care has been identified as a major global issue—and there are many recognised concerns in the UK for children and young people with the condition. A proposed new model could help to increase multisector integration, facilitate better outcomes and offer lessons for improving care of other long-term conditions.

  • epilepsy
  • World Health Organisation
  • Health Service
  • Neurology

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  • Contributors AB, JHC and JC conceived this article. AB and DSH led the writing of the main manuscript, and MP led the writing of the case study. All authors critically revised the manuscript and contributed to the article. AB is the guarantor.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.