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Danny Tozer inquest finds no neglect in care, but unsatisfactory communication with family

3 May 2018

An inquest into the death of a 36-year-old man with epilepsy found that he died of natural causes.

Danny Tozer had epilepsy, autism and a learning disability. He was a resident at a supported living home when, in 2015, he died after having a seizure. The coroner concluded that Danny died from sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).

Brexit Health Alliance urges Brexit negotiators to put patients first

9 Apr 2018

The Brexit Health Alliance has warned that people may face long delays in getting new medicines as a result of Brexit. Research cooperation and access to clinical trials may also be affected, the organisation said.

The alliance is urging Brexit negotiators to prioritise patients and public health during the second phase of negotiations.

Southern Health Trust fined £2m over breaching health and safety laws in cases of Connor Sparrowhawk and Teresa Colvin

9 Apr 2018

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £2m following the preventable deaths of two patients in its care.

Teresa Colvin and Connor Sparrowhawk both died at facilities run by the trust in 2012 and 2013. Connor, who was 18, drowned in the bath at Slade House in Oxford, following an epileptic seizure.

New stage show about epilepsy opens

29 Jan 2018

The University of Exeter and Exeter Northcott have teamed up to produce an interactive performance about epilepsy.

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.

Epilepsy Action’s ‘Epilepsy and you’ online self-management course short-listed for a healthcare industry award

1 Dec 2017

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.


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