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Prime Minister meets with epilepsy delegation

12 Oct 2011
 The Prime Minister today met with Valerie Vaz MP for Walsall South, Laura Sandys MP for South Thanet, Professor Helen Cross and a party from the Joint Epilepsy Council. The group discussed the shortcomings in health and education services for people with epilepsy.

David Cameron and groupThe Prime Minister agreed to consider Valerie Vaz's epilepsy Ten Minute Rule Bill and raise the issues discussed with the departments for health and education. In a positive meeting, he offered to help the Joint Epilepsy Council raise the profile of epilepsy and tackle the stigma still associated with the condition.

Valerie Vaz MP said: "We see this meeting as a turning point. The Prime Minister’s support is very valuable." 

Simon Wigglesworth, Deputy Chief Executive of Epilepsy Action, said: "I was very encouraged by the Prime Minister's plans to look at the needs of people with epilepsy."

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