helpline 01494 601 400


Read the latest epilepsy news from Epilepsy Society.

Members who attended the ILAE conference standing outside the MRI unit

Epilepsy Society's MRI unit hosted 3rd ILAE Neuroimaging course

29 April 2019

Expert consultants and radiographers in epilepsy recently attended the 3rd ILAE British Branch Epilepsy Neuroimaging course at Epilepsy Society.

Monica Kendall working at an epilepsy helpdesk

Regional volunteer of Epilepsy Society attends reception at Windsor Castle

24 April 2019

Long-time epilepsy volunteer Monica Kendall, met HM The Queen when she enjoyed a visit to Windsor Castle on 2 April 2019.

Natasha McQuinn smiling at the camera

Woman suffers horrific injuries due to falling during a seizure

24 April 2019

Almost eight months ago, Natasha McQuinn collapsed onto a boiling hot radiator during a seizure and burnt her back. Now, she is too scared to do everyday activities...

Sophie Harries is smiling. She has light brown, shoulder length hair and is wearing a darkcoloured jumper

Epilepsy Society calls on Gov to safeguard people with photosensitive epilepsy online

15 April 2019

Epilepsy Society calls for Government to include safeguarding measures for people with photosensitive epilepsy in Online Harms white paper.

A colourful assortment of epilepsy medications

Health minister responds to call for information about drug shortages

15 April 2019

Health minister Stephen Hammond MP responds  to Epilepsy Society's call for more information about medicines shortages. Mr Hammond is replying on behalf of Health...

Drugs on shelves in pharmacy

Zonisamide 25mg and 100mg out of stock

11 April 2019

Zonisamide 25mg and 100mg tablets are out of stock in the UK.

Picture shows an array of different shaped and coloured anti-epileptic drugs

Epilepsy Society calls for urgent review of medicines supply chain

8 April 2019

A leading UK charity is calling on Health Secretary Matt Hancock to commission an urgent review of the medicines supply chain as patients are forced to trawl around...

Chicks in their cage, huddling together to keep warm

Chick it out! Chicks arrive in Russell House

5 April 2019

Easter came early for residents at Epilepsy Society when seven multi-coloured fluffy chicks hatched out.

Professor Ley Sander has short, greying hair. He is wearing a dark jacket and an open-necked light-coloured shirt. He is looking pensive.

How to manage if there is a shortage of your epilepsy medication

1 April 2019

Epilepsy Society's medical director Professor Ley Sander looks at the problems surrounding shortages of medications and explains what you can do to manage the...

Pregnant woman in a pink dress, cradling her bump

Royal Colleges publish new guidance around use of valproate for women and girls of childbearing age...

1 April 2019

New guidance brings clarity for doctors and patients in applying MHRA regulations around use of sodium valproate for women and girls of childbearing age with epilepsy...


Subscribe to News