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Mum tells of impact on son when there is a shortage of epilepsy medication

8 December 2017

Kay Smith, mum to 14-year-old Josh who has  epilepsy, has told BBC Radio 4 listeners of just how frightening and critical it can be if her son is unable to get the...

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Take part in Epidogs project, new research to find out why some dogs detect seizures

4 December 2017

A new research project, Epidogs, aims to find out why some dogs are able to detect seizures.

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David Gauke outlines details of changes to Universal Credit

24 November 2017

Work and pensions secretary David Gauke has outlined in detail a series of measures designed to improve the roll out of Universal Credit.

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Facebook are matching charity donations on #GivingTuesday

23 November 2017

For just 24 hours on 28 November, any donations up to £400 that you make to Epilepsy Society through Facebook, will be doubled.

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Government pledges reforms to Universal Credit in autumn budget

22 November 2017

Epilepsy Society welcomes the Government's recognition in its autumn budget that Universal Credit is currently failing those it sets out to support.

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New chairman for Epilepsy Society

22 November 2017

Epilepsy Society has elected a new chairman, Peter Worthington, to its board of trustees.

CQC report shows five 'goods' for Epilepsy Society's Micholls House

Good news all round at Epilepsy Society's Micholls House

16 November 2017

It's good news all round at Epilepsy Society, as Micholls House, one of the charity's six residential care homes for people with epilepsy and learning difficulties,...

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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...

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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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