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NICE guidelines and the epilepsies: how should practice change?
  1. R A Smith
  1. York Hospitals NHS Trust, York, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    R A Smith
    York Hospitals NHS Trust, York, UK;robert.a.smith{at}

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I read with interest the article by Dunkley and Cross.1 I looked at service delivery for a secondary care epilepsy service using data from a prospective study of all patients attending an average-sized district general hospital (DGH) over a period of 1 year.2

One particular area of interest is the concept of the paediatrician with an interest in epilepsy, the role which Dunkley and Cross say is the key to the proposals. In this study, all five consultants saw children with epilepsy, and for 211 …

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  • Competing interests: None declared.