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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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Strike action in France could cause shortages of valproate

28 February 2020

We have been advised by the pharmaceutical company, Sanofi, that there may be shortages of its valproate-based treatments in coming months, due to strike action at...

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Epanutin 30mg/5ml oral suspension out of stock until late June 2020

25 February 2020

We have been informed by Pfizer that there will be insufficient stocks of Epanutin 30mg/5ml oral suspension, from the week commencing 2 March 2020. This supply issue...

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Our Helpline will be opening five days a week again

10 February 2020

We are thrilled to announce that, thanks to the generosity of all our amazing supporters, we have raised sufficient funds to be able to open our dedicated epilepsy...

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Victorian underwear reveals what it is like to live with epilepsy

21 January 2020

Artist Susan Aldworth has created an innovative exhibition using both antique Victorian underwear and sophisticated technology to explore the impact that epilepsy has...

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How a tweet went viral raising thousands for epilepsy research

20 January 2020

How a post on Twitter about the tragic death of a young girl, Amelia, went viral raising thousands for epilepsy research.

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Just plugging the hole in the social media dam is not enough, says Epilepsy Society

16 January 2020

A recent decision by Twitter to no longer allow animated PNG image files (APNGs) to be added to tweets has been welcomed by the Epilepsy Society.


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Brothers are real epilepsy champions on Michael McIntyre's Big Show

23 December 2019

It was an unexpected surprise for everyone affected by epilepsy when three amazing brothers Zac, Josh and Finn were the ‘unexpected stars of the show’ on Michael...

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Convulex (valproic acid) in short supply

20 December 2019

We have been informed by the Medicines Supply Team at the Department of Health and Social Services that there is a supply issue affecting all strengths of Convulex (...


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