This National Epilepsy Week we’re continuing our work empowering people to Seize Control of their epilepsy, demand better care and access to relevant treatments. We’re also asking health professionals about any barriers they face when trying to optimise treatment for patients.
There are three ways to get involved right now - and we’d love your help.
- Take part in our short survey, telling us about how your epilepsy, your treatment and seizures impact on your daily life. We’ll be using the results of the survey to tell people about epilepsy this National Epilepsy Week.
- Sign up to be a media volunteer, share your experiences and treatment journey so far to help us raise awareness of epilepsy
- Download a Seize Control poster to put up in your GP surgery or clinic [pdf] in time for National Epilepsy Week
The Seize Control campaign launched last autumn, with the aim to help people whose seizures are poorly controlled. Of the 600,000 people living with epilepsy in the UK, around 288,000 are still experiencing seizures. We estimate that with better treatment 108,000 more people could become seizure free. The campaign supports you to ask for better treatment if your seizures are not controlled.