We exist to improve the lives
of everyone affected by epilepsy

Sources of further advice and information

These pages are about women and epilepsy in the UK. If you are looking for information about women and epilepsy in another country, please contact your local epilepsy organisation.

NHS and HSC organisations 

England: NHS Choices
Website: nhs.uk 

Northern IrelandHealth and Social Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland
Website: hscni.net

Scotland: NHS 111
Tel: 111
Website: nhs24.com

Wales: NHS Direct Wales
Tel: 0845 4647
Website: nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk 

Family Planning Association
No current helpline
Website: fpa.org.uk 

Family Planning Association (Northern Ireland)
Tel: 0645 122 8687
Website: fpa.org.uk 

Menopause Matters
Website: menopausematters.co.uk 

National Osteoporosis Society
Tel: 0845 450 0230
Website: nos.org.uk 

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This resource is freely available as part of Epilepsy Action’s commitment to improving life for all those affected by epilepsy.

On average it costs £414 to produce an advice and information page – if you have valued using this resource, please text FUTURE to 70500 to donate £3 towards the cost of our future work. Terms and conditions. Thank you


We can provide references and information on the source material we use to write our epilepsy advice and information pages. Please contact our Epilepsy Helpline by email at helpline@epilepsy.org.uk.
Code: 
B017.04

Epilepsy Action wishes to thank Penny Burt, Nurse Specialist (Epilepsy), Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle for her contribution to this information. Penny has declared no conflict of interest.

This information has been produced under the terms of The Information Standard.

  • Updated August 2014
    To be reviewed August 2017

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