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Corah and Bryony, Assistant Psychologists, with the posters

Last chance for school children to design a seizure first aid poster and win £125

12 July 2019

Primary school pupils across the UK to are being given a chance to design a seizure first aid poster to raise awareness of epilepsy.

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Invite your local MP to All Party Parliamentary Group on Epilepsy meeting to discuss Brexit

4 July 2019

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Epilepsy is holding a meeting on 23 July about the effect of Brexit on epilepsy.

Julie Sims smiling and hugging her son Joey

Joy Division fan Julie wins tickets to Penn Fest

4 July 2019

Julie Sims, who has always been a fan of Joy Division, wins VIP tickets to Penn Fest.

Clare Pelham, chief executive of Epilepsy Society, wearing a dark pink dress with a necklace. She has a short brown bob and is talking at a conference.

Epilepsy Society submits response to Government's Online Harms White Paper

3 July 2019

Epilepsy Society has submitted its response to the Online Harms White Paper, calling on the Government to include safeguarding measures for people with photosensitive...

Sydney Joyce and Paula Sherriff by the River Thames in Westminster

Young woman experiences the world of politics through our 'Me and My Shadow' scheme

2 July 2019

Budding politician Sydney Joyce, recently shadowed Paula Sherriff MP as part of our 'Me and My Shadow' scheme. 

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World Health Organization calls for action to reduce issues around epilepsy worldwide

1 July 2019

A new report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) calls for action to improve healthcare and reduce stigma and discrimination around epilepsy.  

Drugs in a pharmacy

Frisium 10mg supply disruption across the UK

28 June 2019

We have been informed by Sanofi that there has been a temporary disruption in the manufacturing of frisium (clobazam) 10mg.

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Vimpat 100mg tablets have been recalled by Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

28 June 2019

We have been informed by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) that they are supporting a precautionary recall for Vimpat 100mg tablets.

A colourful assortment of epilepsy medications

Gov announces further measures for medicine supplies in case of no-deal Brexit

27 June 2019

The Government has announced further measures to ensure there will be an uninterrupted supply of medicines if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal on 31...

Bus driver Vic Hamilton and Calm, Cushion, Call buses

London bus driver asks everyone to get on board with new 'Calm, Cushion, Call' campaign

26 June 2019

Bus driver Vic Hamilton is hoping everyone will get on board with our new campaign - 'Calm, Cushion, Call' - to teach people how to help someone who is having an...


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