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Event: Epilepsy Action in Bristol – Treatment Options – 16th Feb, 2013

For More Information About This Event, Please Visit This Link: http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/involved/local-events/treatment-options When ? : 16 February, 2013 Time of Event: 12pm to 4pm Where ? : The Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Bristol, BS1 Cost of Event: £6 / £4 (cons) [box]CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TICKET FOR THIS EVENT IN BRISTOL[/box] This series of half day events … Continue reading Event: Epilepsy Action in Bristol – Treatment Options – 16th Feb, 2013

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NHS TEDMEDLIVE – Bristol NHS Health Partners want to hear your views on upcoming changes

Bristol HealthPartners are keen to hear from the citizens of Bristol on what they think the biggest health challenges are for the city. Please could you forward this message/information to members of your patient groups. In partnership with TEDMED, Bristol Health Partners are running a TEDMEDLIVE conference in Bristol on April 18th and 19th and … Continue reading NHS TEDMEDLIVE – Bristol NHS Health Partners want to hear your views on upcoming changes

A Critical Time for Epilepsy in the UK

From the Epilepsy Action website : http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/involved/campaigns/a-critical-time Today Epilepsy Action has launched its new report, A Critical Time for epilepsy in England. The report shows that epilepsy health services in England are not good enough and vary in many areas. It also shows that many of the new organisations responsible for NHS services are not considering epilepsy … Continue reading A Critical Time for Epilepsy in the UK

Brain on Fire , an extract from the book by Susannah Cahalan

Link from The Guardian (Sun 20th Jan, 2013): http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jan/13/susannah-cahalan-brain-fire-extract Brain on Fire: 'Blood and foam began to spurt out of my mouth' She was 24 when she began to suffer terrifying seizures. In this extract from her new book, she describes the first such incident After a series of uncharacteristic outbursts, episodes of pins and … Continue reading Brain on Fire , an extract from the book by Susannah Cahalan

Warning over cuts to free bus pass for disabled in the uk

News from AGE UK website: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/latest-news/warning-over-free-bus-pass-funding/ Urban transport authority bosses have issued a warning about funding for the free bus pass for disabled , and elderly. Transport chiefs from the country's largest provincial cities say funding the scheme means spending on other transport services could face a cut of 75% in 10 years' time because although … Continue reading Warning over cuts to free bus pass for disabled in the uk

councils face disability bus travel cards cut

News from The Telegraph Newspaper. Link : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/9709660/Councils-face-elderly-bus-travel-financial-time-bomb.html# Councils face elderly bus travel 'financial time bomb' The national free off peak bus travel scheme for the elderly has created a “financial time bomb” which could see other services axed, the country’s largest provincial cities have warned They have told Patrick McLoughlin, the Transport Secretary, more Whitehall … Continue reading councils face disability bus travel cards cut

Disability Bus Pass – Epilepsy Campaign

We need you on board with our bus campaign! Epilepsy Society is campaigning for changes to the disabled person’s bus pass – to include peak hours and a free companion travel pass, where needed. Click this link for all the info: http://www.epilepsysociety.org.uk/NewGetInvolved/Awarenessraising/Campaigns/Bus The pass is a vital concession for people with epilepsy who have been refused … Continue reading Disability Bus Pass – Epilepsy Campaign

PODCAST: Episode 3 – MEMORY

This is episode 3 of the Epilepsy UK Podcast. It was recorded at the monthly Epilepsy Support Group meeting held in Bristol, United Kingdom, on October 2012. In this episode - we hear from Dr Margaret Newson, Clinical Neuropsychologist at Frenchay NHS Hospital (in Bristol), who will discuss Epilepsy and its impact on Memory. Episode … Continue reading PODCAST: Episode 3 – MEMORY

Report – Disability campaigner spits at #bristolmayor #LibDem candidate John Rogers, at a #HardestHit peaceful protest in Bristol

On Thursday 25th October, a peaceful #HardestHit protest took place during lunchtime, organised by the Bristol Disability Equality Forum , held outside the Council House in Bristol, UK - yesterday (Thursday 25th Oct 2012).But - a few disruptive things took place, and one of these was picked up by the local press (The Post) who posted … Continue reading Report – Disability campaigner spits at #bristolmayor #LibDem candidate John Rogers, at a #HardestHit peaceful protest in Bristol