Read the latest epilepsy news from Epilepsy Society.
Health experts put plans in place to cope with shortage of Epanutin oral suspension
23 October 2018
We have been advised by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer that there is likely to be a shortage of Epanutin (phenytoin) oral suspension from the end of October...
Epilepsy Society, UCL and Congenica join forces in genomic study to identify causes of SUDEP
23 October 2018
Congenica announced a key partnership with the UK’s Epilepsy Society to study the genomics of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).
Our medical director honoured with new epilepsy post
17 October 2018
Epilepsy Society is thrilled to announce that our medical director, Professor Ley Sander, has been appointed as Head of the Department of Clinical and Experimental...
Medicinal cannabis can now be prescribed by specialists for epilepsy
12 October 2018
Specialist doctors in the UK will be able to prescribe cannabis-based medicines from 1 November, now a change in the law has been laid in Parliament.
How a pioneering software system is transforming brain surgery
10 October 2018
Don't miss BBC 2's Trust Me I'm A Doctor, 7pm 10 October 2018, featuring a pioneering robotic technique that is being used to make epilepsy surgery even safer.
Review into sodium valproate - your chance to have your say
2 October 2018
An independent safety review into the epilepsy medication, sodium valproate, is now officially open and has put out a 'call for evidence' from those affected by the...
Teva UK discontinues lamotrigine tablets
5 September 2018
Epilepsy Society's medical director, Ley Sander, urges people with epilepsy to consult their GP as Teva UK announces decision to discontinue several versions of its...
It's 'seizures' not 'fits' says epilepsy expert as doctors told to write...
4 September 2018
Epilepsy Society's medical director Professor Ley Sander says it's 'seizures' not 'fits' as Academy of Medical Royal Colleges publishes new guielines on patient-...
Government no-deal Brexit plans to safeguard medicines welcomed
23 August 2018
Epilepsy Society has welcomed Government plans to ensure that patients in the UK - including those with epilepsy - will be able to access a consistent supply of their...
Epilepsy Society's staff and a half raise money to support people with epilepsy
21 August 2018
Fourteen members of Epilepsy Society's staff run, abseil, swim or walk to help raise money for research and for supporting people with epilepsy.