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Living with epilepsy
  1. Anoushka Chandra
  1. BGS Bristol School, Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence to Anoushka Chandra; achand32{at}

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My suggestions

  • Better links between the National Health Service and local charities.

  • Practical advice about the impact of an illness on one’s social life is essential.

  • Greater use of modern technology such as skype between health professionals and young patients.

I am a 16 year old and I am currently in year 12 so am studying to do my A-Levels next year, and I am taking biology, chemistry, maths and psychology. I would like to pursue a career in medicine with a special interest in clinical genetics which has stemmed from my personal experiences of accessing healthcare and undergoing investigations and treatment in my local hospital Neurology department. The knowledge, care and patience demonstrated by the doctors, nurses and neurophysiologists was outstanding and this has led me to want to pursue a career in medicine.

My first experience that I remember with the National Health Service (NHS) was in 2009, when I was 6 years and admitted for almost a week following a long seizure. Therefore, the NHS is a huge part of …

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