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Epilepsy Action update on cannabis-based medicines in the UK

10 Oct 2018

Epilepsy Action senior policy and campaigns officer Sam Mountney provides an update on the current situation with cannabis-based medicines in the UK


"Medicinal cannabis is never far away from the news at the moment. We said we’d follow this issue closely on behalf of the epilepsy community so here’s our take on what’s happened so far and what is happening next.

Government consultation on the future of care needs in England

1 Oct 2008

The UK government is consulting on the future of the care and support needs in England.

Statistics show that, with an ageing population, in 20 years' time a quarter of the entire adult population will be over 65 and the number of people over 85 will have doubled. The growth in the number of people with care and support needs will put tremendous pressure on services. There's also likely to be issues around the financial support that they receive through benefits and other funding streams.

UK epilepsy services survey

6 Aug 2008

One of our stated aims is to "bring about permanent change for the social and medical benefit of people with epilepsy". We achieve this in a number of different ways, including asking people about their personal experiences of living with the condition - and this is what we're doing at the moment.

If you live in the UK, and have used epilepsy services in the last two years, then we would like you to complete our survey.  

Guaranteed places in this year’s Great North Run

16 Jul 2008

Epilepsy Action is looking for people to take part in the Great North Run this October.

It’s one of the most popular half marathons in the world.  Taking place in the north-east of England, it starts in Newcastle city centre, crosses the famous Tyne Bridge, passes through Gateshead and South Tyneside before finishing at the seafront in South Shields.

If you’re interested in doing the Great North Run for us, we have a number of guaranteed places available.   All we ask you to do is aim to raise £275 sponsorship and pay a £40 registration fee for your place.

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