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999 Response for Epilepsy

Added: 10 October 2012, 09:43

Do you want to know how the police will respond if you have epilepsy?  Come and hear Strathclyde Police Diversity Unit officers at Epilepsy Scotland’s AGM this Saturday, 13 October.  Local MSPs and councillors are among the delegates keen to hear more about awareness training and new epilepsy protocols for police officers and Procurators Fiscal.  The charity extends a warm welcome if you want to attend the police force presentation at 11am in Touchbase, Sense Scotland, Glasgow G41 1EE.

Notes to editor

1.    Epilepsy Scotland works with people affected by epilepsy to ensure that their voice is heard.  We campaign for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma.  This common serious neurological condition affects one in 97 people.  We represent 54,000 Scots with epilepsy, their families and carers.  Our freephone Helpline (0808 800 2200) offers support and information, or try, text 07786 209501, find us on twitter @epilepsy_scot twitter or facebook or visit:

2.    Epilepsy Scotland is currently working with the Crown Office, the Law Commission and the Scottish police force to develop best practice epilepsy protocols. These would cover a person who inadvertently enters the legal system as a result of a seizure/post seizure behavior.

3.    The event on 13 October is open to members of the public but only those with voting rights can take part in the AGM business section at 11.45am.  For more details please contact: Allana Parker, Public Affairs Officer on: 0141 419 1701 or 07884 012 147.