People with epilepsy in Torbay and South Devon are set to benefit from better epilepsy care thanks to the appointment of a new epilepsy Sapphire Nurse. The new nurse post, which is funded by national charity Epilepsy Action for the first year, is helping to improve the lives of adults with epilepsy across the area. Around 51,000 people are living with epilepsy in the south west.
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A new campaign launched today is offering hope to the 288,000 people with epilepsy in the UK, who are not currently free from seizures. The Seize Control campaign, developed by charity Epilepsy Action and supported by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), has been launched in response to statistics which suggest that thousands of people could be seizure free with better treatment. Further evidence suggests that not enough people are being referred for specialist treatment.
National charity Epilepsy Action is urging cyclists to get on their bike and take part in the first ever Harrogate Sportive. The cyclo-sportive raises money to help support people affected by epilepsy in the UK. There are around 21,800 people living with epilepsy in West Yorkshire.