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Covid-19 and lessons that might help save our world

21 April 2020

On 24 and 25 June, we were due to hold our first-ever virtual conference, looking at the potential impact that climate change might have on epilepsy. Sadly we have...

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Covid-19 Housing and Financial Support

8 April 2020

Due to the UK covid-19 lockdown there have been changes to the support you can access for housing and benefits. This is an opportunity for us to ensure people with...

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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. 

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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...

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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. 

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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. 

Ley Sander

Epilepsy and the coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

17 March 2020

Professor Ley Sander is the Medical Director at the Epilepsy Society. Here, he has put together an FAQ factsheet for those with epilepsy about the coronavirus (COVID-...

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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