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Latest updates on covid-19 from DHSC

3 April 2020

Every week we meet with Jonathan VanTam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, at the Department of Health and Social Care. This is an opportunity for us, along with other...

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We need you to help look after our vulnerable residents

2 April 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, Urgent call for help

We need you to help look after our vulnerable residents

2 April 2020

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

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.

New Helpline opening hours

1 April 2020

From 6 April 2020, we will be extending our Helpline opening hours to five days a week. During the Covid-19 lockdown, we have had to make alterations to our phone...

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

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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