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Our new study on UK attitudes towards epilepsy

14 February 2019

What does the UK public understand about epilepsy? And what kind of attitudes do they have towards people with the...

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What the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement debate could mean for people with epilepsy

10 January 2019 What's happened?

Yesterday (09/01/2019) the UK Parliament started to debate the government's Brexit 'Withdrawal...

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Epilepsy and the NHS Long Term Plan

07 January 2019

NHS England has published its Long Term Plan. The plan sets out the aims and priorities of the NHS for the next 10...

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Beth Dobbin and Imogen Clark – new ambassadors

24 September 2018

Epilepsy Action is proud to welcome two new ambassadors for the charity, record breaking sportswomen Beth Dobbin,...

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Celebrities supporting epilepsy

19 September 2018

Hollywood actor Tom Hardy has joined other famous faces from the world of film, TV, fashion, literature, art and...

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No-deal Brexit: access to epilepsy medicines

24 August 2018 What’s happened?

The government has released more information about the possible impact of a no-deal Brexit on the...

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Need for research

14 June 2018

Epilepsy Action chief executive Philip Lee spoke to Metro Online about Billy Caldwell's fight to get epilepsy...

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Epilepsy Action awards

24 May 2018

The Epilepsy Action Awards took place for the first time in May, at the Leeds Civic Hall in Leeds. The ceremony...

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From the helpline

15 May 2018

By Diane, one of our small team of advice and information officers

I've worked on the...

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Purple Day in Parliament

17 April 2018

March 26th is a big day for the epilepsy community. Since it was established in 2008 by a young Canadian girl,...

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