Nurses are increasingly taking on new responsibilities – this helps patients and their families, and reduces the load on doctors. The Swiss League Against Epilepsy is launching a pilot project to train and introduce specialist epilepsy nurses throughout Switzerland, and is looking for project partners.
March 2023 – Switzerland already has specialist nurses for Parkinson’s Disease, breast cancer and palliative care, and in many other countries specialist epilepsy nurses are well established. Now the Swiss League Against Epilepsy wants to set up specialist training in Switzerland, and to introduce the first Swiss “epilepsy nurses” in collaboration with selected hospitals. The Epilepsy League is able to partially cover the initial additional costs thanks to endowments and donations from corporate partners. In the medium and long term, the idea is for costs to be reimbursed by health insurers.