National charity Epilepsy Action is supporting new strengthened guidance issued by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This guidance highlights the information doctors must give to women with epilepsy, of child-bearing age, about the risks associated with taking sodium valproate in pregnancy.
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Epilepsy charities are urging people to report any adverse side effects they've experienced which could be linked to switching between brands of the same anti-epileptic drug (AED).
UK charity Epilepsy Action has expressed serious concerns about leaked proposals to increase ambulance target times. It is concerned that these changes may have implications for people with epilepsy in terms of their emergency care.