Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain, causing repeated seizures. It is estimated that almost 1 in every 100 people has epilepsy (NHS choices).

The figure shows that the QOF prevalence of epilepsy is smaller than modelled estimates for most GP surgeries in Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG. However, in the Village Surgery, the number of people on the disease register for epilepsy far exceeds the expected number based on models.

It should be noted however, that the recorded prevalence of Epilepsy at GP level for the QOF is for those aged 18 years and over.

QOF prevalence of epilepsy as a % of modelled prevalence
Data sources
QOF: 2015/16 (published in November 2016)
Practice Population: GP Practice Population (as at 31st March 2016)
Prevalence Model: ONS (Purcell et al)/General Practice Research Database (1998)