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The latest news, views and opinions from Epilepsy Society.

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.

The start of the Thames Path challenge including runners and walkers across several distances
1 July 2016

Rob Wilks shares his memories and photos of trekking along the Thames last year, to raise money for Epilepsy Society.

Helpline telephone
9 June 2016

We followed around one of our helpline operators for a day to find out the challenges and rewards of working on our helpline.

PhD research student Katrin Augustin with children Emma and Aaron and hens.
24 May 2016

Postgraduate research student Katrin Augustin talks about studying for a PhD while bringing up two young children.

Our policy advisor Finn O'Dwyer-Cunliffe is wearing a dark jacket and an open-necked shirt.
23 May 2016

Epilepsy Society's policy advisor Finn O’Dwyer-Cunliffe says that epilepsy services are suffering from a lack of ambition from the department of health and that this must change if outcomes are to improve.

Epilepsy Society Helpline manager Christine Brock standing beside a tree.
13 May 2016

Epilepsy Society Helpline manager explains how it can help to talk about epilepsy and really be listened to.


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