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Epilepsy Society in the press

National press

14 November 2019

Our Medical Director, Professor Ley Sander, talks about medicinal cannabis in the Huff Post.

11 November 2019

NICE approves first two cannabis-based medicines for NHS use. Professor Ley Sander comments.

Epilepsy Society's medical director, Professor Ley Sander, talks to the BBC about the NHS's decision to approve the use of a cannabis-based medicine in the treatment of two severe forms of epilepsy.

10 October 2019

Our Chief Executive Clare Pelham talks to ITV Granada’s Rob Smith about medication shortages as Rochdale’s Ellie-Michelle Reynolds-Cole explains the impact of not being able to get her epilepsy drugs.

Our Chief Executive Clare Pelham talks to ITV Meridian about the vulnerability of people with epilepsy after a woman was mugged during a seizure at a bus stop in Canterbury. 

8 October 2019

Australian football star  talks about how he has become ‘a shadow of his former self’ since his first epileptic seizure.

6 October 2019

Head of External Affairs Stephen Canning talks to the Mirror about preparations put in place to help ensure a continuous supply of epilepsy medications in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

3 October 2019

Chief Executive Clare Pelham talks about the importance of people with epilepsy getting the right medication at thee right time following Brexit.

Study looks at the link between air pollution and epilepsy.

2 October 2019

Our supporter, Fran Thomas talks about her struggle to get her epilepsy medication from her pharmacy.

New ‘rogue waves’ test pinpoints epilepsy seizure brain zones.

24 September 2019

Our Medical Director, Professor Ley Sander comments on GW’s cannabinoid Epidyolex winning EU approval.

23 September 2019

Our Medical Director, Professor Ley Sander talks to BBC News about EU approval being given to GW’s cannabinoid Epidyolex.

Regional press

11 November

Epilepsy Society's appeal to fund its Helpline five days a week features in the Bucks Free Press.

29 October 2019

Saxophonist and singer from Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra play at village hall to help raise money for Epilepsy Society.

Grieving mum regrets having daughter buried at cemetry due to issues with dog walkers.

22 October 2019

Brothers battle sleep deprivation on non-stop 98 mile mile walk in memory of sister Hannah.

13 October 2019

Two brothers take on memory walk in honour of their sister, Hannah, who died following an epileptic seizure.

9 October 2019

Our Director of Medical and People Services, Rachel Perowne takes on the Great North Run to raise money for Epilepsy Society and celebrate her parents’ 70th birthdays.