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British Epilepsy Association launches Epilepsy Action

1 May 2002

On 1 May 2002 Epilepsy Action is being introduced as a working name for British Epilepsy Association. With a new logo and a striking new colour scheme, Epilepsy Action aims to raise the profile of this often forgotten condition.

Epilepsy is the UK's most common serious neurological condition affecting 450,000 people but there are still too many myths and misunderstandings surrounding it. The vast majority of people with epilepsy (75 per cent) have their seizures controlled and are able to work, drive and lead a fully active life.

Epilepsy Action is the largest member led epilepsy organization in the UK with 22,000 members. As well as campaigning to improve epilepsy services and raise awareness of the condition, we offer assistance to local people in a number of ways including a national network of branches, accredited volunteers, regular regional conferences and a Freephone Epilepsy Helpline (0808 800 5050). Epilepsy Action also provides a website which is the most frequently visited epilepsy website in Europe.

Philip Lee, Chief Executive of Epilepsy Action said:

"We are very excited about the new look. Epilepsy Action is a bright and modern approach which puts epilepsy at the forefront and will help us in our vital work. People tend to forget about epilepsy, but our members live with it every day."