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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

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...

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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...

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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.

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

EMA publishes recommendations on sodium valproate

12 February 2018

New measures to avoid the exposure of unborn babies to the epilepsy drug, sodium valproate have been announced by the safety committee of the European Medicines...

Coronation Street raises more issues around epilepsy

9 February 2018

Epilepsy Society has been pleased to work once again with the production team at ITV's Coronation Street on the plot involving the Street's bad boy David Platt.

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Risk of oral clefts increased for babies exposed to topiramate

5 February 2018

Latest research from the US has shown that babies born to women with epilepsy who are taking the medication topiramate during the first trimester of pregnancy, are at...

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