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HI Sarah, 

 

I agree with Bob's advice I would probably refer on to OHP for final
decision and it depends what the university can accommodate in terms of
reasonable adjustments and what the balance of theory to practice is
particularly within the first year or so. I did come across an
interesting NMC document recently which I have attached. It is a
literature review regarding reasonable adjustments in nursing and
midwifery. This may be helpful. 

 

Regards

 

Bev 

 

From: [log in to unmask] [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
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Sent: 02 September 2009 14:34
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Subject: Re: [OCC-HEALTH] Epilepsy and Midwifery Training
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Hi Sarah,

 

This falls into the sphere of 'fitness to practice'.  Personally it
would be one occasion where I would 'slope shoulders' and hand-off to an
OH physician to make the decision.

 

Regards, Bob

 

From: [log in to unmask] [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of Sarah Flower
Sent: 02 September 2009 14:31
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Subject: [OCC-HEALTH] Epilepsy and Midwifery Training
Sensitivity: Confidential

 

Dear List

 

I would be most grateful for any advice in regards to the following
issue,

 

How long would a potential student need to be seizure free prior to
being accepted to undertake their midwifery training?

 

I have an application from a student whose last seizure was only 2
months ago, she has been on treatment since January. My instinct is to
advise the school to defer her place, but any other views would be
welcome.

 

Many thanks

 

Sarah

 

Sarah Flower

Occupational Health Adviser

University of East Anglia

Norwich

NR4 7TJ

Tel: 01603 592174

 

 

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