Epilepsy campaigning

The latest news on Epilepsy Action’s campaigns to improve the lives of people affected by epilepsy.

Live blog: Happy Purple Day
Live blog: Happy Purple Day
Grace Wood | This year Purple Day is 26 March. Here are a few of the activities our supporters are taking part in…
Coroner calls for action as prisoner with epilepsy dies
Coroner calls for action as prisoner with epilepsy dies
Grace Wood | John Joseph Singleton was serving a 10-month sentence for attempted burglary
Neurological conditions leading cause of illness – study
Neurological conditions leading cause of illness – study
Grace Wood | According the to the study, in 2021 3.4 billion people had a neurological condition
‘Huge and unjust disparities’ across NHS neurology services
‘Huge and unjust disparities’ across NHS neurology services
Grace Wood | There is one neurologist to every 755 people with epilepsy in the North East, but one to every 191 in London
Cost-of-living campaigner goes to Downing Street
Cost-of-living campaigner goes to Downing Street
Grace Wood | The disability cost-of-living payment was dropped in November 2023
Campaigners call out Disability Action Plan for lack of focus
Campaigners call out Disability Action Plan for lack of focus
Grace Wood | Epilepsy Action consulted on the plan when it was first raised last summer
Valproate redress scheme proposed
Valproate redress scheme proposed
Grace Wood | Valproate has been linked to serious developmental issues in children exposed during pregnancy
Epilepsy Action Cymru meets Senedd members
Epilepsy Action Cymru meets Senedd members
Grace Wood | Epilepsy Action Cymru is campaigning for more Epilepsy Specialist Nurses
Stormont must work to support people with epilepsy – Epilepsy Action
Stormont must work to support people with epilepsy – Epilepsy Action
Grace Wood | Epilepsy Action Northern Ireland has called for political parties to restore power sharing
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