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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.

Pioneering medical research

Pioneering medical research

Epilepsy Society’s globally renowned pioneering research is making great strides in finding the underlying causes of epilepsy and optimising seizure control.


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.

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A trusted source of support

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


Epilepsy Society is here to ensure everyone has the best possible chance at accurate diagnosis, treatment and personal support. Thanks to our supporters, we have been making a difference to the lives of people with epilepsy since 1892. Please consider making a donation today.