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Vimpat 50mg x 14 tablets back in stock

3 August 2020

We have been informed by UCB that Vimpat 50mg x 14 tablets are now back in stock.

 

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PM and Sec of State promise action over targeting of people with epilepsy online

3 August 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Secretary of State Oliver Dowden have promised that action will be taken to address the issue of internet trolls sending...

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Exemption cards for face coverings

28 July 2020

Due to COVID-19, in England you now must wear a face covering by law in many indoor settings. There are exemptions to this and exemption cards are available.

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Free flu vaccine for people with epilepsy

24 July 2020

Epilepsy Society is pleased to announce that people with epilepsy are now automatically entitled to a free flu vaccine following the Government’s expansion of its...

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Dame Cheryl Gillan asks Matt Hancock to Commit to Free Flu and Covid Vaccines for People with...

22 July 2020

The Rt Hon Dame Cheryl Gillan MP asksed the Rt Hon Matt Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to commit to a free flu and Covid vaccine for people...

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Epilepsy Society welcomes Twitter’s ban of GIF search terms

15 July 2020

Twitter have taken the decision to ban three key search terms, ‘epileptic, photosensitive and photosensitivity’  from its GIF search function, after internet trolls...

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Wearing a face mask with epilepsy

15 July 2020

Wearing a face covering or mask is to become mandatory in shops in England from 24 July 2020. It is already mandatory on public transport. So what does this mean for...

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Clare Pelham highlights need for radical change in regulation of healthcare system

7 July 2020

Following the publication of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, Clare Pelham, Chief Executive at the Epilepsy Society, says the appointment...

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Cumberlege Review slams way healthcare system has responded to families affected by sodium valproate

7 July 2020

After a two-year review led by Baroness Cumberlege, the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review has today published its report into three medical...

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Women still unaware of risks around epilepsy medicines in pregnancy – charity survey finds

7 July 2020

One in ten (11%) women who are currently taking the epilepsy medicine valproate are unaware of the possible risk of birth defects if taken in pregnancy. Furthermore,...

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