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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.

New single 'Alarm Call' helps raise awareness

6 February 2014

Epilepsy Society is to benefit from proceeds of a new single 'Alarm Call' (opens new window) by The Correspondents, newly-released to critical acclaim (30 January)....

Professor Ley Sander on switching epilepsy drugs

3 February 2014

Epilepsy Society is reluctant to wholeheartedly support the guidance given by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) relating to branded and...

You, your epilepsy and the NHS

29 January 2014

It’s nearly a year since the launch of the new look NHS. How is it working for you?  Please complete this survey (opens new window).

Smartphone EEG to diagnose epilepsy in developing countries

20 January 2014

A new initiative, The Bhutan Epilepsy Project, aims to use a standard Android smartphone to help diagnose epilepsy anywhere, especially in some of the world's poorest...

Effects of anti-epileptic drugs on unborn children studied

9 January 2014

New study looks at the safety of epilepsy drugs in pregnancy.

Food banks become a lifeline for disabled people

19 December 2013

Disabled people hit by changes to the benefits system are having to rely on food banks, according to a coalition of disability charities including Epilepsy Society....

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