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What do you think of public transport for disabled people?

16 November 2017

The Department of Transport wants to hear from people with epilepsy and other disabilities about their experiences of travelling on public transport.

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Changes to PIP set to benefit people with epilepsy

3 November 2017

People with epilepsy could benefit from new guidelines announced by the Government this week, for assessing those who receive PIP - the Personal Independence Payment...

Professor Philip Patsalos holds his certificate as he is flanked by three other members of ILAE. From left to right are Matthew Walker, John Paul Leach, Phili0 Patsalos and Graeme Sills. All four are wearing dark jackets and smiling.

Standing ovation as Epilepsy Society's professor wins Excellence in Epilepsy Award

31 October 2017

A standing ovation as Epilepsy Society's Professor Philip Patsalos is awarded the 2016 Excellence in Epilepsy Award by the British Chapter of the International League...

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MPs debate safety issues around sodium valproate in House of Commons

19 October 2017

Although we could not see them as we watched today's  sodium valproate debate  via Parliament Live TV, the presence of three women -Janet Williams, Emma Murphy and...

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt, in dark suit and light blue tie, looking pensively away from the camera

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt sends second letter to Epilepsy Society

19 October 2017

Epilepsy Society's chief executive, Clare Pelham, has welcomed a second letter from the Department of Health in response to her letter to health secretary Jeremy Hunt...

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Arlene Foster and DUP support Epilepsy Society sodium valproate campaign

18 October 2017

Arlene Foster, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party and First Minister of Northern Ireland has pledged her support for Epilepsy Society's campaign to ensure...

Jeremy Hunt is wearing a dark jacket and light blue tie. He is looking pensively away from the camera.

Jeremy Hunt responds to Epilepsy Society on sodium valproate

17 October 2017

Epilepsy Society's chief executive, Clare Pelham, receives a response from health secretry Jeremy Hunt about safety issues around epilepsy drug, sodium valproate.

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MPs debate sodium valproate in House of Commons

16 October 2017

This Thursday (19 October 2017), MPs will be meeting  in the House of Commons to debate safety issues around the epilepsy drug sodium valproate.

Epilepsy Society's Chief executive Clare Pelham is interviewed at the EMA by ITN News. Clare is sitting in a low, easy chair and the reporter is sitting on a stool by the window. The cameraman is standing to the right. Outside the window is Canary Wharf.

Sodium valproate public hearing - summary report

9 October 2017

Following last month's public hearing into the epilepsy drug sodium valproate, the European Medicines Agency(EMA) has now published a full summary report.

Packaging for lamotrigine 5mg dispersible tablets, with a bright pink and bright green circle in the right-hand corner

Problem with supplies of Teva lamotrigine

6 October 2017

Teva lamotrigine dispersible drugs are currently unavailable in 5mg, 25mg and 100mg strengths. This is due to problems with the manufacture of the drug.


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