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Epilepsy charities announce collaboration
Epilepsy Society and Epilepsy Bereaved have today announced a strategic alliance between the two charities.
Initially the intention is to work collaboratively on a number of projects, including commissioning of health services for people with epilepsy and campaigning.
Epilepsy Society is the UK’s leading medical charity working for everyone affected by epilepsy and the only charity in the country undertaking clinical research into the condition. Epilepsy Bereaved is a global and UK leader in research and prevention of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy and other seizure deaths.
Graham Faulkner, chief executive of Epilepsy Society said: "There is a natural synergy between the work of the two charities and I hope that this will be an ongoing, powerful and positive alliance which will directly affect people living with the condition.”
Jane Hanna, director of Epilepsy Bereaved said: “We are delighted to be working with Epilepsy Society. Epilepsy Bereaved joins together bereaved families in the cause of research and action aimed at prevention of epilepsy mortality. As a charity we have a track record of successful collaborations with organisations that share our commitment to research and prevention. In the UK we wish to build on our existing relationship with Epilepsy Society to achieve more for people with epilepsy. By collaborating on a joint research project and working together on national and local influencing we strongly believe we can improve the lives of people affected by epilepsy and their families.”