This National Epilepsy Week (17 – 23 May), the UK’s largest epilepsy charity is urging healthcare professionals and funders to ensure that patients with uncontrolled epilepsy have timely access to the full range of epilepsy treatments. This follows new results from Epilepsy Action’s specially-commissioned Seize Control Patient Survey 2015, which reveal the debilitating effect of frequent seizures on health and wellbeing.
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Purple Day, 26 March 2015 is the global day for epilepsy awareness. To mark this, UK charity Epilepsy Action asks; ‘What does epilepsy look like?’
Celebrities who put pen to paper and doodled for charity have raised over £10,500 for Epilepsy Action. A host of famous faces had their scribbles auctioned off on eBay over ten days, with Turner prize-winner Grayson Perry’s doodle going for the highest price at £2,650. It is the third time his doodle has fetched major funds for Epilepsy Action’s National Doodle Day.