Wearing a face covering or mask is to become mandatory in shops in England from 24 July 2020. It is already mandatory on public transport. So what does this mean for people with epilepsy?
Twitter have taken the decision to ban three key search terms, ‘epileptic, photosensitive and photosensitivity’ from its GIF search function, after internet trolls persistently used them to access flashing images with the intent of triggering seizures in people with epilepsy.
Following the publication of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, Clare Pelham, Chief Executive at the Epilepsy Society, says the appointment of a Patient Safety Commissioner and radical change at the regulatory body, the MHRA, are top priorities.
PLEASE NOTE: Women and girls should not stop taking valproate without first discussing it with their doctor. Up-to-date information and guidance on valproate use can be found here.
Cumberlege Review slams way healthcare system has responded to families affected by sodium valproate
After a two-year review led by Baroness Cumberlege, right, the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review has today published its report into three medical interventions: the epilepsy medication, sodium valproate; the hormone pregnancy test, Primodos; and pelvic mesh implants.
This was the joyful moment when nine-year-old Zach Eagling crossed the finishing line to complete his #twopointsix challenge, raising a staggering £11,500 for the Epilepsy Society.