18th August 2010
Epilepsy Action protects epilepsy specialist nurse posts
Epilepsy Action has launched a Save our Sapphires campaign to protect and promote epilepsy specialist nurse (ESN) posts.
Epilepsy Actions has become aware of a number of epilepsy specialist nurse posts where cuts have been made, jobs are under review or the working arrangements have been changed. Through this campaign, they will be doing all that they can at a local level to prevent any loss of services. They also want to celebrate the work that epilepsy specialist nurses do, and show why the health service should employ more nurses.
Epilepsy Action has invested £2 million in ESN posts through its Sapphire Nurse Scheme. Through their Save our Sapphires campaign they will be fighting to save all ESN posts, not just those they have funded, and for posts that they hope will be created in the future.
What you can do
If you have a nurse, Epilepsy Action need you to help them do everything we can to make sure their post is safe. If you don’t have a nurse, this is a great opportunity to campaign for one. There are various ways to get involved.
- Sign the Save our Sapphires petition
- Shout about your nurse on the Epilepsy Action website
- Tell your local politician about the campaign by signing the Epilepsy Specialist Nurses Early Day Motion 591
- Write to your local NHS organisation using the Save our Sapphries template letter
For more details about the Save our Sapphires campaign and what you can do to support this.
(Source – Epilepsy Action)