The performance, called Beyond My Control, will combine improvised scenes, stories and mathematics. It will aim to help the audience understand seizures better.
The show was created by Paul Jepson, artistic director at Exeter Northcott and professor of mathematics John Terry from the University of Exeter.
A new US study has found that taking the medicine topiramate during pregnancy may cause an increased risk of birth defects.
Topiramate is an epilepsy medicine sometimes used to treat generalised tonic-clonic seizures or focal seizures. This medicine can also be used for other conditions, such as bipolar disorder.
Epilepsy Action was shortlisted for a healthcare industry award for its online self-management course, ‘Epilepsy and you’. The course was developed to help people with epilepsy better manage their own condition. The charity was nominated for the Health Service Journal’s 2017 Awards.
Dr Valerie Murphy’s fitness to practice medicine has been found to be impaired by misconduct. This was decided by a medical practitioners tribunal on Sunday 12 October.
Dr Murphy was in charge of the care of 18-year-old Connor Sparrowhawk at an NHS facility in 2013. Connor, who had epilepsy, learning disabilities and autism, died after having a seizure in the bath.
A number of organisations have pushed for the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal Bill (ALN Bill) in Wales to include medical conditions such as epilepsy. These include Epilepsy Action Cymru, Diabetes UK and The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).
Norman Lamb, chair of the Science and Technology Committee, led the debate. He said that there had been “systematic failure” to warn women of the risks of valproate since the 1970s.