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Epilepsy employment and pay gaps raised with MPs at Work and Pensions Select Committee

29 Apr 2021

Only a third (34%) of people with epilepsy are in employment and those in work are paid on average 11.8% less than non-disabled people,

Further recall of neurology patients in NI reveals more cases of misdiagnosis

26 Apr 2021

About one-fifth of patients recalled by the Belfast Trust in Northern Ireland, as part of a second group, have needed a change in diagnosis and treatment,

Further recall of neurology patients in NI reveals more cases of misdiagnosis

26 Apr 2021

About one-fifth of patients recalled by the Belfast Trust in Northern Ireland, as part of a second group, have needed a change in diagnosis and treatment,

APPG meeting raises issues around epilepsy maternal deaths and effects of epilepsy medicine in pregnancy with MPs

9 Apr 2021

Read about the latest APPG meeting hosted by Epilepsy Action.

Accord lamotrigine stock

8 Apr 2021

Accord have discontinued their 25mg lamotrigine tablets.

Tegretol Prolonged Release stock in the UK

8 Apr 2021

We have heard that some pharmacies are having trouble getting stock of Tegretol (carbamazepine) Prolonged Release tablets.

New Purple Day poll shows lack of understanding of broader effect of epilepsy in people’s lives

26 Mar 2021

One in four (23%) people believe epilepsy has no impact on a person’s life aside from having seizures, a new poll by Epilepsy Action has revealed.

DVLA piloting new process streamlining renewing licences for people with epilepsy and MS

25 Mar 2021

The Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) is trialling a new system to make renewing a driving licence quicker