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This is the Hospital Admissions for Epilepsy JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Child and Maternal Health section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.


  •  Bolton has a lower rate of child epilepsy admissions than is average for both the North West region but higher than England;
  • However, the trend has previously been higher than both and whilst being lower than the North West since 2007/08 has only recently been just lower than England;
  • Bolton is above average for its statistical peer group for this indicator;
  • There is significant and unusual variation across deprivation quintiles for child epilepsy admissions; Bolton's admission rate is lower than is average for the Greater Manchester connurbation.

The Medicine for Managers briefings are succinct profiles of particular diseases or conditions compiled by Dr Paul Lambden for nhsmanagers.net. They provide a useful overview of the disease, with an explanation of the causes and possible treatments, as well as epidemiological information. This briefing centres on epilepsy.

The Paediatric Epilepsy Data Module provides information at Primary Care Trust (PCT) level on emergency hospital admissions for patients aged under 19 with a primary diagnosis of diabetes. The toolkit will enable PCTs to compare their emergency admission rates, bed-days and lengths of stay with a range of different comparators.  It is designed to highlight variations at PCT level and allow benchmarking to inform the commissioning decision making process for children’s services within PCTs. 

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