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Headshot of Hugh
20 September 2016

Hugh, aged 65, has lived with epilepsy all his life following complications from meningitis when he was a baby. He now lives in Milton House, one of our six residential homes at the Chalfont Centre in Buckinghamshire.

31 August 2016

Our marketing assistant, Helen Skipworth, discusses how simply saying 'I have epilepsy' is only half the battle when it comes to explaining the condition and how it actually feels to have a seizure. 


Epilepsy Society content manager Nicola Swanborough
25 August 2016

Epilepsy Society content manager Nicola Swanborough reviews Colin Grant's new book and discusses why the book's most important message could be 'we need to talk.'

Neurological Alliance logo
25 August 2016

Last week, the Neurological Alliance published a report showing that a majority of general practitioners across the UK feel that the health service is not up to scratch for people with neurological conditions, and that doctors in primary care would benefit from further training.


Carl Charlesworth is smiling at the camera. He is wearing a white open necked shirt and glasses.
19 August 2016

Our channel marketing manager, Carl Charlesworth, discusses how one post on Epilepsy Society's Facebook page highlighted how hard it really is to live with epilepsy. 


Anthony Linklater, charge nurse at the Sir William Gowers Centre
10 August 2016

Anthony Linklater, charge nurse at the Sir William Gowers Centre, our UCLH managed epilepsy specialist assessment unit, welcomes new guidance for community nurses who support homeless people with epilepsy.


sports day
8 August 2016

The Olympic Games are under way in Rio.  Last week, Epilepsy Society hosted 84 competitors at our very own Phoenix Games.  England is winning cricket and the English football season has kicked off.  Sport is truly in the air. 

Epilepsy Society medical director Professor Ley Sander is wearing an open-necked shirt and dark jacket
2 August 2016

GPs and neurologists must break patient confidentiality and inform the DVLA if they know a patient is driving with uncontrolled seizures, says Epilepsy Society medical director Professor Ley Sander.  


81-year-old-grandmother running the Marathon
8 July 2016

Four years on from the 2012 London Olympics which 'inspired a generation' to take on new challenges and get involved in sporting events, 2016 looks set to provide another memorable summer of sport.


The Somme
1 July 2016

Today is the centenary of the start of the battle of the Somme, which ran from 1 July 1916 to 18 November 1918. We look back at how the First World War changed life at Epilepsy Society - then known as 'the colony' - and at the tough life ex sevicemen often endured when they were sent to live here.


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