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Write to Your MP About the Online Harms Bill

20 May 2020

Following last week’s Twitter attack , with malicious gifs posted to provoke seizures, Epilepsy Society is urging people to write to Oliver Dowden the Secretary of...

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Ley Sander praises people with epilepsy for their selflessness during Covid-19 pandemic

18 May 2020

Every week the nation steps out  to celebrate the dedication of the country’s NHS and key workers. But at the beginning of National Epilepsy Week (18-24 May 2020) our...

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Epilepsy Society sees worst ever bullying attack on Twitter

16 May 2020

UK charity sees worst ever cyber bullying attack on Twitter as eight-year-old boy with epilepsy and cerebral palsy is targeted.

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Iconic Joy Division concert streamed free to raise money for Epilepsy Society

15 May 2020

Monday, 18 May, is the first day of National Epilepsy Week and, poignantly, it also marks the 40th anniversary of the death of post-punk band Joy Division’s front man...

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Free Flu Vaccine for People with Epilepsy Survey and Campaign

12 May 2020

Does having a fever cause you to have a seizure? We are launching a new survey to find out whether a high temperature as part of the flu, puts you at greater risk of...

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Free Flu Vaccine for People with Epilepsy Survey and Campaign

12 May 2020

Does having a fever cause you to have a seizure? We are launching a new survey to find out whether a high temperature as part of the flu, puts you at greater risk of...

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How we are continuing to provide epilepsy care and research during the Covid-19 pandemic

6 May 2020

Our Medical Director, Professor Ley Sander, looks at how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting epilepsy treatment and research, and at how life in lockdown could...

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Keeping people with epilepsy safe during the Covid-19 pandemic

6 May 2020

An international group of epilepsy specialists from around the world, including Professor Ley Sander, Medical Director at the Epilepsy Society, have drawn up new...

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Accord lamotrigine 25mg out of stock

1 May 2020

Accord lamotrigine 25mg are currently out of stock. Manufacturers say this is likely to be a long-term issue and they do not have a date for when the tablets will be...

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Ethosuximide available though some supply issues

1 May 2020

If anyone is struggling to get their prescription for Ethosuximide, they should ask their pharmacist to contact Essential Pharma on 01784 477 167. 

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