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The Beat podcast: Epilepsy Series 

Overview

The Beat podcast is designed for healthcare professionals and is brought to you by Nutricia. 

In this 4-part miniseries The Beat will focus on epilepsy and the options for managing uncontrolled seizures when medication doesn’t work.

Follow the links below to listen to each of the podcasts in the series. 

 

Episode 1: History of anti-seizure medications, their potential side effects and the risks of uncontrolled seizures

Speakers

  • Susan Wood - Specialist Ketogenic Dietitian at Matthew’s Friends Clinic  
  • Professor Helen Cross OBE - The Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy and Head of the Developmental Neuroscience Programme at UCL-Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Neurology Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London and Young Epilepsy, Lingfield, UK
Click here to listen

 

Episode 2: The treatment gap that exists in managing drug resistant and complex epilepsy

Speakers

  • Susan Wood - Specialist Ketogenic Dietitian at Matthew’s Friends Clinic  
  • Dr Shakti Agrawal - Consultant Paediatric Neurologist and Clinical Lead for Children's Epilepsy Services at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Click here to listen

 

Episode 3: The alternative options for uncontrolled seizures when medication doesn’t work

Speakers

  • Susan Wood - Specialist Ketogenic Dietitian at Matthew’s Friends Clinic 
  • Dr Anita Devlin - Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Newcastle-upon-Tyne NHS Foundation Trust
Click here to listen

 

Episode 4: The impact of poorly controlled epilepsy on daily life; both for the individual with epilepsy and the family around them

Speakers

  • Susan Wood - Specialist Ketogenic Dietitian at Matthew’s Friends Clinic 
  • Emma Williams - MBE and CEO of Matthew’s Friends Clinics 
Click here to listen
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