The Epilepsy Society has welcomed the publication of data from a new valproate registry but called for it to be expanded to include all anti-epilepsy drugs.
Following publication of a review highlighting the risks linked to some epilepsy medications during pregnancy, our Medical Director, Professor Ley Sander, has written a letter to support women and girls requesting a review of their medication and an urgent referral to a neurologist if they are planning to become pregnant.
Epilepsy Society is launching a new campaign - ‘Safe Mum, Safe Baby’ - calling for safer epilepsy medications in pregnancy.
Please read our update from the DHSC, reassuring people with epilepsy that they are included in priority group 6 for the Covid-19 vaccine. Also included is our downloadable vaccine letter to give to your GP.
Our Medical Director, Professor Ley Sander and our Social Media Officer, Paige Dawkins, went live on Facebook with a Q&A about the Covid-19 vaccine and epilepsy, answering some FAQs and live questions from the Facebook stream on the day.
Thirty-one-year-old Bradford man, Elliott Horan is planning to cycle 100 miles in four days to raise funds for the Epilepsy Society and to show how keeping fit can help with the depression and anxiety that often accompany his epilepsy.