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Epilepsy Society's Head of Psychology wins Excellence in Epilepsy Award

Dr Pam Thompson receiving the Excellence in Epilepsy Award

Epilepsy Society's head of Psychology, Dr Pam Thompson, wins the ILAE 2018 Excellence in Epilepsy Award.

Stuart raised over £2,500 for us by trekking the Scottish Highlands

Stuart Watson was so inspired by the support he recieved from our helpline, he decided to trek the Great Glen Way in the Scottish Highlands and raise an amazing £2,500 for us.

Epilepsy Society visits Parliament to discuss service review for epilepsy

Epilepsy Society visits Parliament

Epilepsy Society's Chief Executive Clare Pelham joined SUDEP Action and The Daisy Garland charity in Parliament this week to discuss service review for epilepsy and the research and implications of Brexit.

Our medical director is named world's leading epilepsy expert for sixth year running

Head and shoulders of Professor Ley Sander who is looking relaxed but serious. He has short, grey hair, a round, friendly face and is wearing a dark jacket and light-coloured open-necked shirt.

We are delighted to announce that our medical director, Professor Ley Sander has been ranked as the world's leading expert in epilepsy for the sixth year running.

Induction into Epilepsy Society

Our Communications Officer, Rhia, gives an insight into induction at Epilepsy Society.

Fits and Starts: Running, Falling, Fleeing

In 1992, Franziska Thomas had her first seizure and it changed her life - literally. Franziska decided to write 'Fits and Starts' to describe her life as a mother and a teacher living with epilepsy.

Epilepsy Society neurologist on BBC Radio 4 to discuss brain seizures

Dr Suzanne O'Sullivan, Epilepsy Society neurologist

Epilepsy Society neurologist Dr Suzanne O'Sullivan, discusses brain seizures on BBC Radio 4 programme, 'The Life Scientific'.

Illuminating the Self: an art installation by Susan Aldworth

Illuminating the Self: an art installation by Susan Aldworth

Artist Susan Aldworth is looking for 100 people living with epilepsy, including their carers, to write personal testimonies about living with the condition for an art exhibition 'Illuminating the Self'.

Specialist doctors can now prescribe medicinal cannabis for epilepsy


As of this morning (1 November), specialist doctors in the UK can now prescribe cannabis-based medicines to patients with  a limited number of conditions. This includes children with severe epilepsy syndromes.

Epilim and Epanutin drug shortages

Epilim and Epanutin

There are currently a supply issues with Epilim Chronosphere (sodium valproate) 250mg Modified Release Granules and Epanutin (phenytoin) oral suspension.


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