Safety in your pocket
Life can get busy. Keeping track of your epilepsy or general well-being may not be easy. National guidelines encourage regular review of your epilepsy with your GP, but this may only be once in a year.
How do you check your risk the rest of the time?
• which risks are getting better
• which have worsened
• and which have stayed the same
EpSMon is designed so that you can be aware of why and when a medical review of your epilepsy is important.
and take positive action if needed.
Why should you check your epilepsy risks?
Living with epilepsy comes with certain risks, which can seem worrying but it's important that you keep an eye on any potential risks so you can take positive action. Your risks can change over time, so checking them regularly can help you know when actions should be taken to help you live well with epilepsy and reduce your risks.
- Our Epilepsy and Risk pages have key information to help understand what may be a risk for you and some steps to help reduce them
- Speak with your doctor or epilepsy specialist for guidance, advice and help to put together a care plan
Features of EpSMon
• Free and available on iOS and Android
• Available to everyone over the age of 18 years old in the UK
• Simple to use - no need for a tutorial
• A prompt every three months to review your risks; helping you check for any changes to your epilepsy / risks
• Contains information on risks linked to seizures including SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy)
• EpSMon is the digital version of the SUDEP & Seizure Safety Checklist a tool for clinicians, supported by leading epilepsy experts
Help and extra information
EpSMon is created by a team of partners based at Plymouth University; SUDEP Action; Cornwall Foundation NHS Trust and Royal Cornwall Hospital. It is a digital version of the SUDEP and Seizure Safety Checklist.