Letter for your GP

We are also aware of the challenges that many people are currently having in making sure that they receive the Covid-19 vaccination as part of priority group 6. The Medical Director at Epilepsy Society, Professor Ley Sander, has written a downloadable letter that you can show to your doctor / GP / Nurse, if that would be…… Continue reading Letter for your GP

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Epilepsy & Disability: Easy read guides for patients, face mask exemption cards, and resources for carers

Resources specifically designed to support people with long-term Disabilities , which have been designated as a priority by NHS England throughout the pandemic This information is sourced from Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability(SCLD), NHSE and Mencap An NHS England letter on 3 February 2021 reiterated that supporting patients with long-term and learning disabilities remained a…… Continue reading Epilepsy & Disability: Easy read guides for patients, face mask exemption cards, and resources for carers

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Coronavirus Vaccinations

Your local GP practice is receiving a large number of calls regarding the coronavirus vaccine. We hope the information below will save you from having to call them. On the key question of when you will be vaccinated, please wait to be contacted. Your GP (or the NHS) will let you know when it is…… Continue reading Coronavirus Vaccinations

Join Actor and Longtime Epilepsy Advocate, Greg Grunberg – Star Wars, A Star Is Born, Star Trek and more – for a Facebook Live with the Epilepsy Foundation

Hear from Actor Greg Grunberg ( Star Wars The Last Skywalker, A Star Is Born, Star Trek Beyond ) talking about Epilepsy and his son Jake in this live webcast over this Covid19 lockdown period

Meetings CANCELED

Bristol Epilepsy Support Group – are now following NHS guidance regarding the Coronavirus. OUR MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED Our meetings in April, May and June 2020 – are all cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) We shall update you soon, when possible, with new dates. We may also go online and hold virtual meetups, so…… Continue reading Meetings CANCELED

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Epilepsy

Dr Simona Balestrini is the Muir Maxwell Research Fellow at the Epilepsy Society. Here, she has put together an FAQ factsheet for those with epilepsy about the coronavirus (COVID-19). 1. Do I have a higher risk to get the coronavirus if I suffer from epilepsy? There is no evidence of increased risk of coronavirus infection…… Continue reading Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Epilepsy

Live Webcast – END EPILEPSY

Join Hollywood Star Wars actor Greg Grunberg and a host of stars, musicians and celebrities including Sam Downie, for the END EPILEPSY live webcast raising awareness for Epilepsy and Seizures. From 21:00 GMT at http://www.epilepsy.com on Saturday 9th November 2019