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Clare Pelham has a short, brown bob and is wearing a bright red/pink dress. she is smiling at the camera
2 January 2020

Our Chief Executive Clare Pelham makes it her New Year's resolution to get the medicines supply chain sorted.

Brown haired helpline worker
12 December 2019

Our Education, Information and Support Services Manager, Andrée Mayne, gives some helpful tips on coping over Christmas if you have epilepsy.

Louise is in a field of pink and purple delphiniums, with her daughter Millie. Louise is wearing a bright green t-shirt. She has a blonde bob and is smiling. Millie has long, blonde hair and is waering a black t-shirt. They are leaning into each other.
13 November 2019

Louise, 41, explains why Epilepsy Society's Helpline is such a lifeline when she needs to talk about the impact of her epilepsy.

Blogger Zoe Gude is smiling at the camera. She has long, dark hair, parted on one side.
6 November 2019

Zoe Gude explains why she would like students to be taught about epilepsy in secondary school, so they understand what it is like to live with seizures. 

Anti-epileptic medication
17 September 2019

The Department of Health and Social Care has reassured those living with epilepsy that they are doing "everything they can" to ensure the continuation of medicines supply after the UK leaves the EU. Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, writes for the Epilepsy Society blog.

Our medical director Professor Ley Sander in a dark jacket and open necked, light coloured shirt. He has short, greying hair and is looking pensivee
3 September 2019

Why NICE is right to be cautious about recommending medicinal cannabis for two childhood epilepsy syndromes. Our medical director, Professor Ley Sander writes.

Our medical director Professor Ley Sander in a dark jacket and open necked, light coloured shirt. He has short, greying hair and is looking pensivee
11 July 2019

Professor Ley Sander talks about the risks of seizures following the death of Disney star Cameron Boyce.

Paige Dawkins smiles at the camera wearing headphones and an Epilepsy Society running vest
11 July 2019

Paige Dawkins, Epilepsy Society's Marketing and Communications Executive, is taking on the Great North Run 2019 for Epilepsy Society. Here, she talks about training for the half martahon and why she has taken on this challenge.

Izzy Dennis smiling at the camera
1 July 2019

Izzy Dennis is undertaking work experience in the communications and marketing team at Epilepsy Society. She explains why she chose to do work experience with us.

Maria Pia on a boat, smiling at the camera
24 June 2019

Maria Pia is Italian and has epilepsy. She explains how painting helps her epilepsy.

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