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Dr Suzanne O'Sullivan, Epilepsy Society neurologist

Epilepsy Society neurologist on BBC Radio 4 to discuss brain seizures

6 November 2018

Epilepsy Society neurologist Dr Suzanne O'Sullivan, discusses brain seizures on BBC Radio 4 programme, 'The Life Scientific'.

Illuminating the Self: an art installation by Susan Aldworth

Illuminating the Self: an art installation by Susan Aldworth

5 November 2018

Artist Susan Aldworth is looking for 100 people living with epilepsy, including their carers, to write personal testimonies about living with the condition for an art...


Specialist doctors can now prescribe medicinal cannabis for epilepsy

1 November 2018

As of this morning (1 November), specialist doctors in the UK can now prescribe cannabis-based medicines to patients with  a limited number of conditions. This...

Epilim and Epanutin

Epilim and Epanutin drug shortages

23 October 2018

There are currently a supply issues with Epilim Chronosphere (sodium valproate) 250mg Modified Release Granules and Epanutin (phenytoin) oral suspension.

Epilepsy Society, UCL and Congenica join forces

Epilepsy Society, UCL and Congenica join forces in genomic study to identify causes of SUDEP

23 October 2018

Congenica announced a key partnership with the UK’s Epilepsy Society to study the genomics of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).

Head and shoulders of Professor Ley Sander who is looking relaxed but serious. He has short, grey hair, a round, friendly face and is wearing a dark jacket and light-coloured open-necked shirt.

Our medical director honoured with new epilepsy post

17 October 2018

Epilepsy Society is thrilled to announce that our medical director, Professor Ley Sander, has been appointed as Head of the Department of Clinical and Experimental...


Medicinal cannabis can now be prescribed by specialists for epilepsy

12 October 2018

Specialist doctors in the UK will be able to prescribe cannabis-based medicines from 1 November, now a change in the law has been laid in Parliament.

A trailer for the BBC2 show features surgeons performing epilepsy surgery.

How a pioneering software system is transforming brain surgery

10 October 2018

Don't miss BBC 2's Trust Me I'm A Doctor, 7pm 10 October 2018, featuring a pioneering robotic technique that is being used to make epilepsy surgery even safer.

Poster from the review team calling for people to give evidence about sodium valproate. The poster is black and white with some text highlighted in purple

Review into sodium valproate - your chance to have your say

2 October 2018

An independent safety review into the epilepsy medication, sodium valproate, is now officially open and has put out a 'call for evidence' from those affected by the...

Two diamond-shaped  tablets side by side

Teva UK discontinues lamotrigine tablets

5 September 2018

Epilepsy Society's medical director, Ley Sander, urges people with epilepsy to consult their GP as Teva UK announces decision to discontinue several versions of its...


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