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Working together with Epilepsy Society 2013

Epilepsy Action and Epilepsy Society both work to improve the lives of people affected by epilepsy. In the past we have worked together on a number of projects. This year this has included:

  • Organising two benefits information days
  • Providing an epilepsy ‘super nurse’ to support the commissioning of epilepsy health services 
  • Meeting together with DVLA officials to discuss driving license regulations.

Recently, after several months of discussion, the trustee governing bodies of Epilepsy Action and Epilepsy Society agreed an Understanding between the two charities.

This new Understanding is a document which enables us to build on this spirit of co-operation between the two organisations. It will help to avoid unnecessary duplication in our work and help to identify opportunities to work together. It will do this while still enabling the development of services and activities as independent organisations.

With the Understanding now agreed, Epilepsy Action and Epilepsy Society are looking to develop specific projects together in five areas of mutual interest. These are:

  • influencing local health service commissioning
  • research into epilepsy 
  • services for professionals
  • influencing national health policy
  • influencing other areas of national public policy.

You can read the Memorandum of Understanding between Epilepsy Action and Epilepsy Society.

If you would like to know more about this Understanding or have any questions please contact Philip Lee, chief executive of Epilepsy Action plee@epilepsy.org.uk

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