More than a quarter (28%) of the women currently taking sodium valproate said in the survey that they had not been informed of the risks of this medicine in pregnancy.
A representative of the trust attended Banbury Magistrates Court on Monday 18 September for the criminal prosecution hearing brought forward by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) has concluded that for many people, how Personal Independence Payment (PIP) works is “not fit for purpose”. The DBC has based its conclusion on a survey of 1,730 people who have claimed PIP.
The DBC is made up of a group of over 80 charities, including Epilepsy Action, that represent people who rely on disability benefits.
The Welsh Government has published its Neurological Conditions Delivery Plan for 2017-2020. This is aimed at helping improve access to care for people with neurological conditions like epilepsy, cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s disease.
The EMA assesses and oversees the safety of medicines in the EU. The announced public hearing is part of the EMA’s review into the use of valproate-based medicines in women who are pregnant or of childbearing age.
On 2 July, Katie, 31, took to the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow’s Emirates Arena to try to break the 6, 8 and 12-hour indoor track cycling world records. Katie broke two world records for 6 and 8-hour track cycling, pending verification.