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I help people with epilepsy
be confident and free.

My name is Jen Nightingale and I am an Epilepsy Nurse Specialist. I work independently with organisations and individuals, providing consultancy and education about all aspects of epilepsy care. I am committed to improving health care for anyone affected by epilepsy.

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How I help

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A journey from diagnosis to life with epilepsy

My passion is to help people get through the journey from diagnosis to managing their epilepsy as independently as possible. I realised early in my nursing career that I care deeply about a persons ability to cope psychologically with the impact of their condition. I feel strongly that through educating the person, employer or larger organisations we can enable people with epilepsy to lead better lives.

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No two cases are the same

Every diagnosis of epilepsy is unique due to the wide variety of underlying causes, differing seizure types and psychosocial factors. Ensuring every person is treated as a unique individual is central to my professional practice. I also apply this to my training and consultancy ensuring that I produce a bespoke service.

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20 years of experience in epilepsy

Providing education to patients, industry, other health professionals or the wider community is hugely rewarding . I have worked in all areas of epilepsy care from acute management of first seizures to complex cases in the community. I have provided patient care and taught in both NHS teaching hospitals and national Epilepsy/ Neurological charities.

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A life with epilepsy but without fear

In my work, the greatest reward is to see people live their lives more independently and confidently, from day to day. Knowledge is the key to improving the lives of people with epilepsy.

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What I offer

Training & education

I work with a variety of people including health professional, patients and organisations. There is a great need for improved knowledge about epilepsy across all areas of society whether this is in the health care setting or in the wider community. I provide an excellent standard of educational services tailored to the indivuals or organizations needs.

Health Professionals

I can provide bespoke training for any heath care professional or group of professionals ranging from a brief update session to provision of a study day at the health professionals work venue. Any aspect of epilepsy care or management can be covered and tailed to the health care professionals needs.

Industry

Organisations both private and public sector including care providers for the older person or learning disability day/respite services, pharmaceutical and epilepsy products can access training on all aspects of epilepsy care. I am happy to provide the training at the service provider’s venue.

Patients

I have extensive experience working as a clinical nurse specialist in epilepsy. I provide training on expert patient programmes at the following venues. If you would like to know more about these please click on the links below.

King College London, SMILE Project
Epilepsy Society Bespoke Epilepsy Expert Patient

Epileptology

I provide specific training and lectures to epilepsy health professionals, am a keynote speaker for local and national conferences. I am also able to provide professional supervision to epilepsy nursing professionals.

Kings College MSc in Epileptology

Consultancy

As a consultant I advise people and organisations about managing epilepsy. This can be providing support for small businesses adapting their working environment for an employee with epilepsy to providing strategic advice about service development for a clinical commissioning group.

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Qualifications

I am a Senior Epilepsy Nurse Specialist with 20 years experience

I am passionate about the importance education plays in the world of health care. I continually develop my knowledge through regular study events and ongoing academic study. I am qualified at master’s level in Epileptology and currently studying at Birbeck University in the field of psychology and counselling.

Counseling Psychology
Birkbeck, University of London
2014 – 2018 (expected)


Master of Science (MS), Epileptology
King’s College London
Distinction – Baxter Prize
2002 – 2004


Nursing Care of the Individual with Epilepsy
Epilepsy Society & Buckinghamshire
Chilterns University College
ENB N45
2000 – 2000


Neurosciences course 148
City University London
1996 – 1997


Adult Health Nurse, Nursing Diploma
City University London
& City University London
1992 – 1995

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Publications

Introduction to Epilepsy

This introductory book covers all aspects of epilepsy, from basic mechanisms of seizures to diagnosis and management, as well as legal and social considerations. I authored chapters on Quality of Life in epilepsy, Cultural aspects of epilepsy, epilepsy, marriage and family. This book compliments the MSc in Epileptology at Kings College where I currently lecture on these topics. This book is aimed at neurologists and health care professionals involved in the care of people with epilepsy.

Introduction to Epilepsy book

Oxford Specialist Handbook

I co-authored this portable, succinct and reliable guide to the difficult and challenging areas of epilepsy management. It is aimed at general epileptologists, trainees, consultants and researchers in neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychiatry and pediatricians, general physicians, as well as GP’s, specialist nurses and other health professionals working with people with epilepsy.

EPILEPSY book

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Contact

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If you are interested in any training or collaboration please drop me a note on the email below.

jen@nightingale-epilepsy.com

193 Whitecross Street
London EC1Y 8QP

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