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Della fundraises for the sister she lost on Christmas Day

22 December 2017

Della Mead, 12, surprises mum by setting up a Facebook fundraising page in memory of her sister Laura, who died of epilepsy 10 years ago at the age of 16.

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Professor prescribes ski-ing as new tonic for his patients with epilepsy

22 December 2017

An exciting new venture at Epilepsy Society is giving residents with the most complex epilepsy and associated disabilities, the chance to enjoy the freedom and thrill...

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Epilepsy Society welcomes government commitment to end avoidable deaths

14 December 2017

Epilepsy Society's chief executive Clare Pelham has welcomed an initiative by health secretary Jeremy Hunt to  make the NHS the first healthcare system in the world...

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Mum tells of impact on son when there is a shortage of epilepsy medication

8 December 2017

Kay Smith, mum to 14-year-old Josh who has  epilepsy, has told BBC Radio 4 listeners of just how frightening and critical it can be if her son is unable to get the...

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Take part in Epidogs project, new research to find out why some dogs detect seizures

4 December 2017

A new research project, Epidogs, aims to find out why some dogs are able to detect seizures.

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David Gauke outlines details of changes to Universal Credit

24 November 2017

Work and pensions secretary David Gauke has outlined in detail a series of measures designed to improve the roll out of Universal Credit.

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Facebook are matching charity donations on #GivingTuesday

23 November 2017

For just 24 hours on 28 November, any donations up to £400 that you make to Epilepsy Society through Facebook, will be doubled.

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Government pledges reforms to Universal Credit in autumn budget

22 November 2017

Epilepsy Society welcomes the Government's recognition in its autumn budget that Universal Credit is currently failing those it sets out to support.

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New chairman for Epilepsy Society

22 November 2017

Epilepsy Society has elected a new chairman, Peter Worthington, to its board of trustees.

CQC report shows five 'goods' for Epilepsy Society's Micholls House

Good news all round at Epilepsy Society's Micholls House

16 November 2017

It's good news all round at Epilepsy Society, as Micholls House, one of the charity's six residential care homes for people with epilepsy and learning difficulties,...


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