helpline 01494 601 400


Read the latest epilepsy news from Epilepsy Society.

Brain bank a first for epilepsy

2 May 2014

The UK's first dedicated brain and tissue bank for epilepsy will help unlock the mystery of one of the world's oldest and least understood conditions says Epilepsy...

Young people with epilepsy have a higher risk of injury

24 April 2014

Children and young adults with epilepsy are more likely to suffer broken bones, burns and poisonings compared to those without the neurological disorder, new research...

Commonly available blood-pressure drug prevents epilepsy after brain injury

23 April 2014

Between 10 and 20 percent of all cases of epilepsy result from severe head injury, but a new drug promises to prevent post-traumatic seizures and may prevent further...

A single switch dictates severity of epileptic seizures

15 April 2014

A switch in the brain of people with epilepsy dictates whether their seizures will be relatively mild or lead to a dangerous and debilitating loss of consciousness,...

Epilepsy Society welcomes new chief executive

8 April 2014

Epilepsy Society has appointed a new chief executive, Angela Geer.

Project looks at a new epilepsy treatment

4 April 2014

A new technique, using light waves, is being developed which, in time, could revolutionise the treatment of epilepsy.

Prime minister backs Purple Day

26 March 2014

David Cameron backs international Purple Day as Epilepsy Society launches app and video in several different languages.

Sea lions develop epilepsy similar to humans

19 March 2014

Californian sea lions exposed to a toxin in algae develop a form of epilepsy that is similar to one in humans, according to a new study.

Community pharmacy call to action

7 March 2014

NHS England wants to hear from you about the services you would like your community pharmacy to provide. 

Will you support NHS Change Day?

19 February 2014

People are being invited to team up with health and social care workers to improve the NHS.


Subscribe to News