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Professor Ley Sander receiving an award for neurology in India.

Professor Ley Sander wins top neurology award in India

22 November 2016

Congratulations to our medical director, Ley Sander, who has just been presented with the Professor Baldev Singh Oration Award in recognition of his outstanding work...

Outline of a face in white on a blue background. This is the icon for the EpSMon app

NHS backs epilepsy app

16 November 2016

Epilepsy Society welcomes the inclusion of an epilepsy self-management tool, EpSMon, as one of only eight innovations to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA)...

Mother and child

Worrying lack of knowledge over epilepsy medicine risks in pregnancy

8 November 2016

Almost half (48%) of women with epilepsy are unaware of the risks of taking epilepsy medicine sodium valproate, according to a new survey by three leading UK epilepsy...

CAWC International wraps up Christmas event for Epilepsy Society

4 November 2016

Chiltern American Women's club International's 29th Annual Charity Christmas Bazaar is set to take place on Sunday, 20 November from 10 am - 4pm at the Crowne Plaza...

Alison Paterson with her two children

Charities call for better advice over epilepsy drug risk during pregnancy

31 October 2016

One in five women currently taking the epilepsy drug, sodium valproate, do not know that it can cause developmental problems or birth defects in an unborn child.

Ross and Pudsey bear

Ross overcomes epilepsy to join BBC One Show's Rickshaw Challenge

26 October 2016

Epilepsy Society wishes eighteen-year old Ross from Sunderland the best of luck as he takes part in the BBC One Show’s 2016 Rickshaw challenge.

Pregnant woman wearing pink summer dress.

Sodium valproate should not be routinely prescribed for women, say medics

24 October 2016

Sodium valproate should not be prescribed to women with epilepsy who are of child bearing age,unless there has been a full discussion of the potential risks and...

Can green spaces reduce the risk of sudden death in people with epilepsy?

14 October 2016

The idea that environment influences the health of people with epilepsy is not a new one.  Epilepsy Society headquarters was founded in 1894 in the Buckinghamshire...

A young woman looks anxious.

Warning over morning-after-pill for women with epilepsy

19 September 2016

Women with epilepsy advised to consult their doctor, pharmacist or specialist nurse if they are using the morning after pill containing levonorgestrel.

Arriva

Arriva bus is painted with Epilepsy Society logo to celebrate staff generosity

14 September 2016

An Arriva bus in London has been painted silver to celebrate the generosity of staff members who gave to various charities through Payroll, including Epilepsy Society...

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