Epidemiological assessment on proposed CESS service specification changes

An assessment on the potential population impact of proposed changes to the children’s epilepsy surgery service (CESS) specification.


Epidemiological assessment on proposed change to England’s CESS specification

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The assessment provides independent epidemiological evidence on how CESS may be affected if the proposed changes to the current service specification are implemented.

The proposed changes are:

  • to expand the list of operations to be undertaken at designated CESS centres
  • to change the current service specification so that children of all ages needing epilepsy surgery have their operations at one of the four designated CESS centres
Published 18 November 2016