Read the latest epilepsy news from Epilepsy Society.
Worrying lack of knowledge over epilepsy medicine risks in pregnancy
8 November 2016
Almost half (48%) of women with epilepsy are unaware of the risks of taking epilepsy medicine sodium valproate, according to a new survey by three leading UK epilepsy...
CAWC International wraps up Christmas event for Epilepsy Society
4 November 2016
Chiltern American Women's club International's 29th Annual Charity Christmas Bazaar is set to take place on Sunday, 20 November from 10 am - 4pm at the Crowne Plaza...
Charities call for better advice over epilepsy drug risk during pregnancy
31 October 2016
One in five women currently taking the epilepsy drug, sodium valproate, do not know that it can cause developmental problems or birth defects in an unborn child.
Ross overcomes epilepsy to join BBC One Show's Rickshaw Challenge
26 October 2016
Epilepsy Society wishes eighteen-year old Ross from Sunderland the best of luck as he takes part in the BBC One Show’s 2016 Rickshaw challenge.
Sodium valproate should not be routinely prescribed for women, say medics
24 October 2016
Sodium valproate should not be prescribed to women with epilepsy who are of child bearing age,unless there has been a full discussion of the potential risks and...
Can green spaces reduce the risk of sudden death in people with epilepsy?
14 October 2016
The idea that environment influences the health of people with epilepsy is not a new one. Epilepsy Society headquarters was founded in 1894 in the Buckinghamshire...
Warning over morning-after-pill for women with epilepsy
19 September 2016
Women with epilepsy advised to consult their doctor, pharmacist or specialist nurse if they are using the morning after pill containing levonorgestrel.
Arriva bus is painted with Epilepsy Society logo to celebrate staff generosity
14 September 2016
An Arriva bus in London has been painted silver to celebrate the generosity of staff members who gave to various charities through Payroll, including Epilepsy Society...
Epilepsy drug Trobalt (retigabine) to be discontinued
14 September 2016
The epilepsy drug Trobalt, also known as retigabine, is to be discontinued and will no longer be available after June 2017.
Owen Smith criticises care of people with epilepsy
12 September 2016
Labour leader candidate Owen Smith criticises the way the 'system' cares for people with epilepsy and mental health issues.