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Our work at epilepsy society

More than half a million people in the UK have epilepsy and one third have seizures that cannot be controlled through available anti-epileptic drugs. There are 1,000 deaths from the condition every year, including many children and young adults. Epilepsy can have a devastating effect on people and their families, affecting all aspects of their lives.

Epilepsy Society is the UK’s leading provider of epilepsy services.  Through our cutting edge research, awareness campaigns, information resources and expert care, we work for everyone affected by epilepsy in the UK.

Our research is driven by the desire to understand what has caused the epilepsy in each individual person, to be able to identify the best therapy from the outset, and to make this expertise widely available.

Epilepsy Society Research Hub

Online research hub

The ultimate goals of our current research are to spearhead personalised treatment and to incorporate genomic diagnosis into the NHS for people with epilepsy. Learn more at our online research hub.


Through personalised medicine we can bring seizures under control to enhance the quality of life of people affected by epilepsy.

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The Sir William Gowers Centre, which is a part of Epilepsy Society provides assessment and treatment for people with seizures. This includes a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals using the most advanced techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy.

Diagnosis and treatment

Diagnosis and treatment

Our centre of medical excellence provides the latest diagnostic tests, assessments and medical treatment. 

Epilepsy Society's Chalfont Centre is the UK's largest epilepsy specialist provider of care services. We provide a service and environment that supports all those with epilepsy to live a better and more fulfilling life.

Specialist care services

Specialist care services

We offer expert residential and nursing care and support for individuals with complex epilepsy.

Our specialist helpline helps and supports anyone affected by epilepsy, this includes calls from people with epilepsy, their families and friends, as well as professionals such as doctors, nurses, care workers, teachers and employers.

Just diagnosed

A trusted source of support

We offer a comprehensive range of information resources and our helpline gives callers confidential emotional support.  

We are a voice for people with epilepsy, striving to bring about change at government level and push epilepsy up the political agenda. Learn more about how we campaign for a better life for people affected by epilepsy.

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We campaign for a better life for those affected by epilepsy.