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Opportunities to work or volunteer at the Epilepsy Society

27 March 2020

With many staff having to self isolate, the Epilepsy Society is looking to recruit temporary and permanent support workers, retired nurses and volunteers. 

Support worker at the epilepsy society crouching beside resident who is a wheelchair user. Both are smiling

Are you looking for work? We have jobs at the Epilepsy Society

20 March 2020

Are you looking for work? At the Epilepsy Society we have many job opportunities, both temporary and permanent. 

Dr Simona Balestrini

Epilepsy and the coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

17 March 2020

Dr Simona Balestrini is the Muir Maxwell Research Fellow at the Epilepsy Society. Here, she has put together an FAQ factsheet for those with epilepsy about the...

Flying doctors?

9 March 2020

In July next year, our neurologist, Dr Simona Balestrini will travel to Geneva for the European Epilepsy Congress. The difference is that this year, rather than...

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Epilepsy and the coronavirus

9 March 2020

Please note that medical advice relating to the coronavirus is the same for anyone with epilepsy as for the general public.

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Our medical director is named world's leading epilepsy expert for eighth time

3 March 2020

Congratulations to our Medical Director, Professor Ley Sander, who has been named as the world's leading expert on epilepsy for the eighth year running. And Epilepsy...

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Strike action in France could cause shortages of valproate

28 February 2020

We have been advised by the pharmaceutical company, Sanofi, that there may be shortages of its valproate-based treatments in coming months, due to strike action at...

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Epanutin 30mg/5ml oral suspension out of stock until late June 2020

25 February 2020

We have been informed by Pfizer that there will be insufficient stocks of Epanutin 30mg/5ml oral suspension, from the week commencing 2 March 2020. This supply issue...

Helpline manager Andree Mayne is listening on the phone, in front of her computer. She has short, red, curly hair and is wearing a purple epilepsy Society T-shirt.

Our Helpline will be opening five days a week again

10 February 2020

We are thrilled to announce that, thanks to the generosity of all our amazing supporters, we have raised sufficient funds to be able to open our dedicated epilepsy...

A group of eight young women, either standing or sitting, dressed in Victorian underwear. Each garment is embroidered with words describing what it is like to have epilepsy.

Victorian underwear reveals what it is like to live with epilepsy

21 January 2020

Artist Susan Aldworth has created an innovative exhibition using both antique Victorian underwear and sophisticated technology to explore the impact that epilepsy has...

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