National Epilepsy Week 2022

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Almost half of calls to our Helpline are from friends, families, colleagues and healthcare professionals who support people with epilepsy. That is why we are focusing on the important role they play and how the condition impacts them, too. Listen out, this week, for our awareness raising campaign on radio stations across the UK.

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We are a voice for people with epilepsy, striving to push epilepsy up the political agenda and bring about change at government level.

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Our campaigns team lobby government and decision-makers on the issues that matter to people with epilepsy. From safer medicines for pregnant women to the dangers of online harm, and from medicines supply to public transport access, we raise awareness of the daily challenges facing people with epilepsy.

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National Epilepsy Week 2022

National Epilepsy Week runs from 23-29 May and this year epilepsy charities in the UK are focusing on both the important role that families, friends, colleagues and healthcare professionals play in supporting people with epilepsy, and also on how the condition can impact them.

Minister promises trolls who target people with epilepsy could face prison

Today (Tuesday 19 April 2022), the Online Safety Bill will have its second reading in the House of Commons. This is a chance for MPs to debate this most important piece of legislation in the internet age. The Epilepsy Society is pleased to have the support of Minister Chris Philp in backing our Zach’s Law campaign to tackle internet trolls who target people with epilepsy in order to trigger seizures. 

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Genomics

Read how we are working to understand the genetic architecture of each individual person's epilepsy through our world leading genomics research programme.

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