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Infographic showing a pregnant woman and a girl and asking whether they are taking sodium valproate. The woman is outlined in white and the girl in purple. The foetus is in red as babies exposed to sodium valproate can be at risk

Charity tells health secretary new drug regulations could fail without public campaign

24 April 2018

Epilepsy Society today welcomes new regulatory measures to stop babies being born with avoidable disabilities after being exposed to the drug, sodium valproate, in...

Tom in TFL's poster at London Waterloo station

Poster campaign raises awareness of epilepsy on public transport

23 April 2018

This week, for the first time ever, epilepsy is featuring as part of a high profile poster campaign across London's underground and bus networks.

Two boys stand in the sunshine by a fence smiling in Plant-for-the-Planet tshirts

Children plant a better future

18 April 2018

Children from four Buckinghamshire primary schools visited Epilepsy Society to plant a hedge as part of a Plant-for-the-Planet project.

Infographic showing a pregnant woman and a girl and asking whether they are taking sodium valproate. The woman is outlined in white and the girl in purple. The foetus is in red as babies exposed to sodium valproate can be at risk

Epilepsy Society welcomes new measures to ensure no babies are exposed to sodium valproate during...

23 March 2018

Epilepsy Society's chief executive Clare Pelham has called today's announcement of new regulatory measures around sodium valproate, 'a landmark moment for all women...

Logo for the NCVO which is white lettering on a purple background

Consultation launched on whether tax treatment of charities needs reform

15 March 2018

The Charity Tax Commission has launched a consultation seeking views on whether and how the tax treatment of charities - estimated to be worth around £3.7bn a year -...

A 3D drawing of how the Embroidered Minds Epilepsy Garden will look t Chelsea Flower Show

Garden shines spotlight on epilepsy at Chelsea Flower Show

13 March 2018

For the first time ever, Epilepsy Society is sponsoring a garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, designed to shine a spotlight on epilepsy and raise awareness of the...

A support worker sits on a couch with a resident, reading with him

Epilepsy Society responds to claims around the national minimum wage

9 March 2018

Epilepsy Society responds to claims around the national minimum wage paid to its workers.

Jeremy Hunt is wearing a blue suit and addressing parliament at Prime Minister's Questions.

Epilepsy Society praises Government decision to review handling of concerns around sodium valproate

21 February 2018

Epilepsy Society's chief executive Clare Pelham has praised the Government's decision to announce a forward-looking review that will address the way the healthcare...

Epilepsy Society's new Me and My Shadow scheme is launching to celebrate International Women's Day on 8th March.

Me and My Shadow scheme launches on International Women's Day

20 February 2018

Epilepsy Society's new Me and My Shadow scheme is launching to celebrate International Women's Day on 8th March.

Alfie Dingley is happy and smiling with his mum Hannah Deacon. Hannah has a woollencloche hat on and she is resting her head on Alfie's.

Epilepsy Society reacts to family's quest to give son medical cannabis oil

19 February 2018

Epilepsy Society's medical director Professor Ley Sander reacts to the plight of a family who want their little boy to be prescribed medical cannabis oil.

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