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Medicinal cannabis can now be prescribed by specialists for epilepsy

12 October 2018

Specialist doctors in the UK will be able to prescribe cannabis-based medicines from 1 November, now a change in the law has been laid in Parliament.

A trailer for the BBC2 show features surgeons performing epilepsy surgery.

How a pioneering software system is transforming brain surgery

10 October 2018

Don't miss BBC 2's Trust Me I'm A Doctor, 7pm 10 October 2018, featuring a pioneering robotic technique that is being used to make epilepsy surgery even safer.

Poster from the review team calling for people to give evidence about sodium valproate. The poster is black and white with some text highlighted in purple

Review into sodium valproate - your chance to have your say

2 October 2018

An independent safety review into the epilepsy medication, sodium valproate, is now officially open and has put out a 'call for evidence' from those affected by the...

Two diamond-shaped  tablets side by side

Teva UK discontinues lamotrigine tablets

5 September 2018

Epilepsy Society's medical director, Ley Sander, urges people with epilepsy to consult their GP as Teva UK announces decision to discontinue several versions of its...

Professor Ley Sander is wearing a light-coloured open neck shirt and is smiling into the camera.

It's 'seizures' not 'fits' says epilepsy expert as doctors told to write...

4 September 2018

Epilepsy Society's medical director Professor Ley Sander says it's 'seizures' not 'fits' as Academy of Medical Royal Colleges publishes new guielines on patient-...

Health minister Matt Hancock is wearing a mid-blue jacket and matching tie. He is leaning back and smiling happily

Government no-deal Brexit plans to safeguard medicines welcomed

23 August 2018

Epilepsy Society has welcomed Government plans to ensure that patients in the UK - including those with epilepsy - will be able to access a consistent supply of their...

Six members of Team Purple - all women here - are wearing their purple Epilepsy Society t-shirts. They are standing in a tight group and smiling at the camera.

Epilepsy Society's staff and a half raise money to support people with epilepsy

21 August 2018

Fourteen members of Epilepsy Society's staff run, abseil, swim or walk to help raise money for research and for supporting people with epilepsy.

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GP practice could close after failure to warn women of risks around sodium valproate

15 August 2018

A GP practice in London could be closed down after inspectors found that staff had failed to warn women of the risks around the epilepsy medication sodium valproate...

Neuropsychologist Sallie Baxendale has shoulder length blonde hair, parted in the middle. She is looking directly at the camera and appears warm and friendly.

Epilepsy Society-based neuropsychologist Sallie Baxendale wins international award

14 August 2018

Neuropsychologist Sallie Baxendale, based at Epilepsy Society, has scooped a prestigious international award for the significant difference she has made to the...

Image shows a selection of anti-epileptic medications in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes

Epilepsy Society responds to reports of medicine stockpiling in advance of Brexit

1 August 2018

Epilepsy Society responds to media reports around stockpiling drugs in case there are supply problems following a possible hard Brexit.

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