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Peter Hook to sell Joy Division and New Order memorabilia to raise money for Epilepsy Society

14 February 2019

Legendary bassist Peter Hook is raising money for Epilepsy Society by auctioning all of his guitars and memorabilia from his Joy Division and New Order days.

Dr Simona Balestrini and Franziska Thomas at BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour on 12 February 2019

Epilepsy Society Neurologist on BBC Radio 4 to discuss new genomics research

12 February 2019

One of our Consultant Neurologists, Dr Simona Balestrini, discussed how our new partnership with UCB could bring new hope to people with epilepsy on Woman's Hour.

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Health Secretary endorses unique partnership forged by Epilepsy Society and pharmaceutical UCB

12 February 2019

Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, endorses unique partnership forged between UK charity Epilepsy Society, and Belgian biopharmaceutical company, UCB.

Danny Knight with his father Richard Knight

€2.5 million genomic research programme brings hope of seizure-free life for people with epilepsy

7 February 2019

A unique collaboration between UK charity Epilepsy Society, and Belgian biopharmaceutical company, UCB, could bring life-changing treatments to people with epilepsy...

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Carbagen supply shortage until mid 2019

4 February 2019

We have been informed by the Department of Health and Social Care that some preparations of Carbagen (carbamazepine), will be unavailable until mid to late 2019.

An assortment of drugs stacked on top of each other

Epilim drug shortages in the UK

1 February 2019

We have been informed that there may be problems with the supply of some forms of epilim (sodium valproate).

A person sitting on the TMS-EEG chair with a neurologist attaching the special cap to their head

How our research team ran to fund a brand new TMS-EEG chair

30 January 2019

Our Director of Genomics and his research team ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise money for a new TMS-EEG chair and it has arrived.


Image shows a column of brightly coloured medication with one drug piled on top of another

Epilepsy Society's medical director advises people not to stockpile epilepsy medication

18 January 2019

Epilepsy Society's medical director, Professor Ley Sander is advising people with epilepsy not to stockpile medication themselves. 

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Anti-epileptic drug brivaracetam is now available for children in Wales

9 January 2019

Children aged four years and older in Wales will have access to the anti-epileptic drug brivaracetam as a new treatment option.

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Gov pledges to exempt epilepsy from latest emergency medicine plans post-Brexit

8 January 2019

The Government has promised to exempt people with epilepsy from its most recent plans for potential post-Brexit medicine shortages.


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