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The impact of Support Workers: Hugh's story

Hugh, aged 65, has lived with epilepsy all his life following complications from meningitis when he was a baby. He now lives in Milton House, one of our six residential homes at the Chalfont Centre in Buckinghamshire.

Seizures: 'like someone has stolen a second from your life'

Our marketing assistant, Helen Skipworth, discusses how simply saying 'I have epilepsy' is only half the battle when it comes to explaining the condition and how it actually feels to have a seizure. 


Report shows GPs need more support to treat people with epilepsy

Last week, the Neurological Alliance published a report showing that a majority of general practitioners across the UK feel that the health service is not up to scratch for people with neurological conditions, and that doctors in primary care would benefit from further training.


Facebook post highlights misunderstandings around epilepsy

Our channel marketing manager, Carl Charlesworth, discusses how one post on Epilepsy Society's Facebook page highlighted how hard it really is to live with epilepsy. 


Pharma companies accused of overcharging for epilepsy drugs

Epilepsy Society's medical director Professor Ley Sander stresses need for fair pricing of phenytoin sodium  capsules to ensure consistency of supply.

Generic lamotrigine equivalent to branded version, study shows

Epilepsy Society welcomes findings of study which shows a generic and branded version of lamotrigine both perform equally well.

Epilepsy in the spotlight on World Brain Day

Today is World Brain Day (22 July) and this year's focus is epilepsy.

Launch of new parliamentary group for life sciences

The world’s only minister for life sciences, George Freeman, underlines the Government’s commitment to genomics and its support for centres of excellence that are promoting innovative healthcare across the UK.

New course from the University of Liverpool on seizure first aid

Epilepsy Society is helping researchers from the University of Liverpool to develop a short course on seizure first aid.

First aid quick guide

First aid information and steps on what should you do if someone is having a seizure and when to call 999.

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