July Meeting: What Took Place

Notes from our meeting in July 2017.

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News: Pregnant Women ‘Unaware’ of Epilepsy Drug Risks

Updated: 27th Feb, 2013 Watch on BBC iPlayer, BBC Inside Out London : Dr Rosemary Leonard asks if GPs are failing to warn their pregnant patients about the risks of one of the UK's most widely-used epileptic drugs. Link to Watch BBC iPlayer : http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01qzfrp/Inside_Out_London_25_02_2013/ [hr] From BBC London NEWS : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-21523434 By Zack Adesina - BBC Inside … Continue reading News: Pregnant Women ‘Unaware’ of Epilepsy Drug Risks

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

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

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

Charities seek to safeguard disabled people’s benefits, says Epilepsy Society

News from Epilepsy Society UK: Epilepsy Society is urging newly appointed Government contractors to consider the needs of people with epilepsy when reassessing their disability benefits. The charity is part of the Disability Benefits Consortium which is encouraging the contractors to sign up to 10 pledgeswhich they believe will deliver a fair deal for those with a … Continue reading Charities seek to safeguard disabled people’s benefits, says Epilepsy Society

National Epilepsy Society is seeking volunteers

The Epilepsy Society ( previously the NSE) is on the lookout for volunteers to help inform people about epilepsy in Bristol and the surrounding area.   The Epilepsy society runs an information network, distributing information and giving support to people with epilepsy, their families, carers and others in the community.  If you are interested in joining Bristol team … Continue reading National Epilepsy Society is seeking volunteers