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Epilepsy Society welcomes government commitment to end avoidable deaths

Our avoidable death campaign illustrates the postcode lottery of epilepsy with statistics in the middle, surrounded by purple speech bubbles

Epilepsy Society's chief executive Clare Pelham has welcomed an initiative by health secretary Jeremy Hunt to  make the NHS the first healthcare system in the world to publish data around avoidable deaths.

Mum tells of impact on son when there is a shortage of epilepsy medication

Screen shot of BBC Radio 4 PM presenter Eddie Mair

Kay Smith, mum to 14-year-old Josh who has  epilepsy, has told BBC Radio 4 listeners of just how frightening and critical it can be if her son is unable to get the medication he needs to treat his seizures.

Take part in Epidogs project, new research to find out why some dogs detect seizures

Poster showing a dog and details for finding out more about the Epidogs project

A new research project, Epidogs, aims to find out why some dogs are able to detect seizures.

My journey on the ketogenic diet - part 2

Sharon Ross is trying the ketogenic diet in an attempt to control her seizures.  In her second blog she updates us on how she is getting on.

David Gauke outlines details of changes to Universal Credit

Universal Credit logo in two shades of blue

Work and pensions secretary David Gauke has outlined in detail a series of measures designed to improve the roll out of Universal Credit.

Facebook are matching charity donations on #GivingTuesday

Facebook on #GivingTuesday

For just 24 hours on 28 November, any donations up to £400 that you make to Epilepsy Society through Facebook, will be doubled.

Government pledges reforms to Universal Credit in autumn budget

Philip Hammond wearing a dak blue suit with a patterned red tie. His hair is short and grey

Epilepsy Society welcomes the Government's recognition in its autumn budget that Universal Credit is currently failing those it sets out to support.

New chairman for Epilepsy Society

Peter Worthington has grey hair and rimless glasses. He is wearing a dark jacket and light coloured shirt. He is smiling at the camera

Epilepsy Society has elected a new chairman, Peter Worthington, to its board of trustees.

Good news all round at Epilepsy Society's Micholls House

CQC report shows five 'goods' for Epilepsy Society's Micholls House

It's good news all round at Epilepsy Society, as Micholls House, one of the charity's six residential care homes for people with epilepsy and learning difficulties, has been rated 'good' in every area by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

What do you think of public transport for disabled people?

Red London bus on route

The Department of Transport wants to hear from people with epilepsy and other disabilities about their experiences of travelling on public transport.

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