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It's 'seizures' not 'fits' says epilepsy expert as doctors told to write...

4 September 2018

Epilepsy Society's medical director Professor Ley Sander says it's 'seizures' not 'fits' as Academy of Medical Royal Colleges publishes new guielines on patient-...

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Government no-deal Brexit plans to safeguard medicines welcomed

23 August 2018

Epilepsy Society has welcomed Government plans to ensure that patients in the UK - including those with epilepsy - will be able to access a consistent supply of their...

Six members of Team Purple - all women here - are wearing their purple Epilepsy Society t-shirts. They are standing in a tight group and smiling at the camera.

Epilepsy Society's staff and a half raise money to support people with epilepsy

21 August 2018

Fourteen members of Epilepsy Society's staff run, abseil, swim or walk to help raise money for research and for supporting people with epilepsy.

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GP practice could close after failure to warn women of risks around sodium valproate

15 August 2018

A GP practice in London could be closed down after inspectors found that staff had failed to warn women of the risks around the epilepsy medication sodium valproate...

Neuropsychologist Sallie Baxendale has shoulder length blonde hair, parted in the middle. She is looking directly at the camera and appears warm and friendly.

Epilepsy Society-based neuropsychologist Sallie Baxendale wins international award

14 August 2018

Neuropsychologist Sallie Baxendale, based at Epilepsy Society, has scooped a prestigious international award for the significant difference she has made to the...

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Epilepsy Society responds to reports of medicine stockpiling in advance of Brexit

1 August 2018

Epilepsy Society responds to media reports around stockpiling drugs in case there are supply problems following a possible hard Brexit.

Epilepsy Society welcomes Government decision to relax licensing of medicinal cannabis

27 July 2018

A government decision to relax the licensing laws around cannabis-derived medicinal products has been welcome by Epilepsy Society.

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Protein found in worms helps to stop seizure activity

16 July 2018

Exciting new research that involves using a protein in worms to suppress seizures, could spell hope in the future for thousands of people with epilepsy.

Boccia team Phoenix Fire captured in a final coaching moment with Artur P (coach), Katy N , Chris J, Shirley B (team captain) & Martin E (out of shot)

Sporting success for team Phoenix Fire at national Boccia finals

6 July 2018

Epilepsy Society's team were "on fire" as they reached the UK national Boccia finals.

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Epilepsy Society's CEO writes to Flynn Pharma and Pfizer on NHS's 70th Birthday

5 July 2018

Epilepsy Society's CEO, Clare Pelham, wrote to the pharmaceutical companies Flynn Pharma and Pfizer to ask them to give a birthday present to the NHS.


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