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Survey shows patient experience of neurology services - including epilepsy - has deteriorated

17 March 2017

Survey shows patient experience of neurology services - including epilepsy - has deteriorated in the last two years.


Apple Epi/Watch that can be worn to record seizures

Research using Apple watch links epileptic seizures to stress and missed sleep

22 February 2017

New research using an Apple Watch app to track seizures in people with epilepsy finds that the most common triggers are often stress and missed sleep.

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Walter Swinburn's death an accident, inquest finds

14 February 2017

Legendary jockey Walter Swinburn died as a result of an accident at his home in Belgravia, an inquest has heard.

The Queen

Epilepsy Society receives £2,500 charitable gift from The Patron's Fund

14 February 2017

Epilepsy Society is one of almost 300 organisations to receive a charitable gift from The Patron's Fund following Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations...

BBC Radio 4 Today programme

Department of Health stresses commitment to fast access to medication post Brexit

10 February 2017

The Department of Health issues statement following BBC Radio 4's Today programme looking at impact if Britain withdraws from the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

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Made by Chelsea - designer handbags raise money for Epilepsy Society

8 February 2017

New York actress, model and DJ Chelsea Leyland designs high-end handbags to raise  money for Epilepsy Society.

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Epilepsy Society professor wins 2016 Excellence in Epilepsy Award

3 February 2017

Epilepsy Society's Professor Philip Patsalos has been awarded the 2016 Excellence in Epilepsy Award by the British Chapter of the International League Against...

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Charity calls for greater public awareness as people with epilepsy are accused of being drunk...

30 January 2017

As dry January ends, Epilepsy Society calls for greater public awareness of epilepsy as people with the condition are wrongly accused of being drunk when recovering...

Clare Pelham, chief executive, standing in her office

Tribunal puts patient health ahead of business

23 January 2017

Epilepsy Society's Chief Executive Clare Pelham is encouraged that the health of patients is being put ahead of business after the Competition Appeal Tribunal refused...

John and his wife Paula sat together

Vauxhall Motors’ SOS button saves the life of man with epilepsy

20 January 2017

Vauxhall's OnStar service came to the rescue in an emergency situation when John Cook found himself in a desperate situation due to his epilepsy.


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