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All Party Parliamentary Group calls for centralised healthcare register of people with epilepsy

4 Mar 2016

 

A meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on epilepsy met earlier this week at the Houses of Parliament in London to discuss the creation of a national register of people with epilepsy. This register would be used by clinicians to improve the care people with epilepsy receive.

Bill 112 for epilepsy – second reading postponed

7 Mar 2011

We are disappointed to let you know that the second reading of Bill 112, Epilepsy and Related Conditions, did not go ahead in the UK Parliament on Friday 4 March as planned.

This is a set-back, but is not unexpected. This is the point in the process that most ten minute rule bills fail. We hoped that by pressuring the government, they would help make sure the second reading was held.

Tuesday: Westminster MPs to debate epilepsy services

11 Oct 2010

Members of Parliament will be raising awareness of epilepsy on Tuesday (12 October) with a debate in Westminster Hall.

The debate will be on epilepsy services in the NHS.  It will be started by Paul Maynard MP (Blackpool North and Cleveleys).  Paul has epilepsy and was recently chosen by Epilepsy Action to be one of our vice-presidents.

Paul will do an opening speech and other MPs will intervene and make short speeches.  So far, 10 MPs have said they want to speak.

Letter from health minister Ann Keen to strategic health authorities in England

31 Jul 2009

During National Epilepsy Week, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Epilepsy met in Westminster. Health Minister Ann Keen attended the meeting to hear about the work being carried out on behalf of people with epilepsy. She announced that she would be writing to all Strategic Health Authorities (SHA) in England to highlight this work, and ask them to improve their services for people with epilepsy.

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