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Brexit in the new Parliament - January 2020

21 January 2020 What's happened?

Since the December 2019 General Election, the Government has been working to formalise the UK's...

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What does the final NICE recommendation on cannabidiol/ CBD (Epidyolex) mean for people with epilepsy?

13 November 2019 What's happened?

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended Epidyolex, a purified...

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12 months since the law change on medicinal cannabis – where are we now?

01 November 2019

It has been a year since the law changed to allow specialist doctors to prescribe cannabis-based medicines. But what...

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Update on no-deal preparations

18 September 2019 What’s new?

September 2019 saw the publication of the government’s ‘Operation Yellowhammer’ document. This sets out...

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Brexit and epilepsy – where are we now?

14 August 2019

The recent change of Prime Minister in the UK is relevant to people with epilepsy for many reasons. One of the most...

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What does the draft NICE cannabis-based medicines guidance mean for people with epilepsy?

12 August 2019 What is the draft NICE cannabis-based medicines guidance?

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (...

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Thank you!

26 June 2019

We know that heading out and about can be worrying if there’s a chance you’ll have a seizure in a public place....

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Epilepsy Action Northern Ireland Community Arts Partnership

16 April 2019

How would you describe the journey your epilepsy has taken you on? A group of people in Northern Ireland have been...

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What does the Serious Shortage Protocol mean for people with epilepsy?

28 March 2019 What is the serious shortage protocol?

The serious shortage protocol (SSP) gives pharmacists additional powers to...

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