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Genetic research leads to better understanding of common epilepsies

11 December 2018

Researchers have thrown a new light on the important role that genetics play in some of the most common epilepsies.

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Anti-epileptic drug brivaracetam is now available for children in Scotland

11 December 2018

Children aged four years and older in Scotland will have access to an anti-epileptic drug (AED) brivaracetam as a new treatment option. 

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Our CEO Clare Pelham has won a CEO Today United Kingdom Award 2018

10 December 2018

Our Chief Executive Officer, Clare Pelham, has won a CEO Today United Kingdom Award 2018 for her work in the charity sector.

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Next stage in genetic research brings us closer to understanding epilepsy

7 December 2018

The Department of Health and Social Care have announced that Genomics England has reached its goal of sequencing 100,000 genomes from NHS patients.

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Diazepam 2.5mg RecTubes (rectal diazepam) are out of stock in the UK

6 December 2018

Diazepam 2.5mg RecTubes (rectal diazepam) are now out of stock.

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Girl who stopped traffic after her friend had a seizure on a busy road, wins 'Young Hero...

4 December 2018

Rheia, age 16 from Bulwell, recently won Nottingham Post's 'Young Hero Award' in their Post Heroes Awards for saving her friend's life.

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Young's Hotels have named Epilepsy Society their Charity of the Year

4 December 2018

 Epilepsy Society is thrilled to announce that it has been named Young's Hotels Charity of the Year.

For just 24 hours on 27 November 2018, any donations up to £50,000 made to Epilepsy Society through PayPal will be doubled.

Make twice the difference in just one day

26 November 2018

For just 24 hours on 27 November 2018, any donations up to £50,000 made to Epilepsy Society through PayPal will be doubled.

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The Neurological Alliance are looking for people to complete their Patient Experience Survey

20 November 2018

The Neurological Alliance are looking for people to tell them about their experiences of epilepsy by completing their Patient Experience survey.

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Yellow Card ADR Awareness Week promotes importance of side effects from medicines

20 November 2018

19-23 November is Yellow Card ADR Awareness Week to promote the importance of reporting suspected side effects from medicines to the Yellow Card Scheme.

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