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Where's Neddie The Neuron?

Where's Neddie The Neuron?

Our National Epilepsy Week mascot, Neddie The Neuron (desgined by Heather Hutchinson) is hiding on a different page every day, Monday to Friday during this week.  If you think you've spotted him email us at enquiries@epilepsyscotland.org.uk.  One lucky person wins a prize every day!

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Zip Slide across the Clyde

Zip Slide across the Clyde

Race along a 1000ft steel cable! Experience the thrill of flying 150ft in the air along this special wire and landing on the other side of the Clyde. It’s the closest to flying without wings you will get!  Fancy it?? We still have places for our Giant Zip Slide across the River Clyde event for Sunday 16 September 2012.  But you'll have to be quick as places are being sna Read More »

E-Petition for LD care

E-Petition for LD care

Rosa Monckton, whose teenage daughter Domenica has Down’s Syndrome, recently launched an e-petition calling on the UK Government to provide dedicated funding for the care of people with learning disabilities.  If the petition secures 100,000 signatures the issue will be debated in the House of Commons.  You can add your name by visiting http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/31475

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What's your NEW achievement?

What's your NEW achievement?

Take part in National Epilepsy Week (NEW) and tell us about your dreams, ambitions and achievements in 2012.   This month's National Epilepsy Week between20-26 May will put the spotlight on the positive: you control epilepsy, it doesn't control you.  Why not share your thoughts with us via facebook or twitter, or send us an email to Read More »

Who's the top journalist?

Who's the top journalist?

At our Glasgow Wags dinner, two writers are honoured for their winning articles.  

Read about the new Journalist of the Year Award 2012 winners here

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Vote epilepsy

Vote epilepsy

Friday, 27 April is Voting Day for MPs backing an Epilepsy Bill proposed by MP Valerie Vaz. MPs can support the third reading of this Bill to help meet the needs of children and adults with epilepsy. For more information, go to our Motions and debates section.

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MSP and celebrity support for Purple Day

MSP and celebrity support for Purple Day

Have a look at MSPs and celebrities promoting epilepsy awareness on Purple Day 2012. Our thanks to everyone who took part!

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Head Injury Information Event

Head Injury Information Event

Come and meet us at Head Injury Information Day Wednesday, 16 May 2012 at the Grand Central Hotel, Floor E, next to Central Station, Glasgow, 10am - 3.3pm.

No need to sign up in advance, but if you need more information about the event, please contact Kathleen on 0141 566 9569 Kathleen.McMonagle@digbybrown.co.uk or Simon on 0141 332 8878 headwayglasgow@btconnect.com
 

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Change to Epanutin bottle

Change to Epanutin bottle

The makers of Epanutin (phenytoin), Pfizer, have advised that they are in the process of changing the look of their bottles.  All that will change is that the bottles will have a slightly squarer appearance.  There have been no changes to the name or the formulation of the drug.

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Warning for Epistatus users

Warning for Epistatus users

Epistatus Midazolam buccal liquid: Change to syringes

The manufacturers of Epistatus have released some batches of medicine with a syringe that measures 1.5ml rather than 1ml of liquid. This is because some people are given more than 1ml of Epistatus as an emergency medication. The problem is that people who are unaware of this change, may fill the syringe all the way to the stop and give 1.5mls by accident. To avoid this it is essential that you use t Read More »

Journalist of the Year

Journalist of the Year

Are you our next Journalist of the Year? We offer a £500 prize and award trophy for the best article about epilepsy written between 1 February 2011 and 31 January 2012. Click here for entry details.

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ViroPharma Symposium

ViroPharma Symposium

 ViroPharma Symposium on Emergency Medication for Prolonged, Acute Seizures

Many UK clinicians and specialist nurses attended Viropharma’s symposium at the November International League Against Read More »

Westminster debate on death prevention

Westminster debate on death prevention

There was a Westminster debateVideo on the prevention of avoidable deaths from epilepsy.  You can read the transcript here. This was a Private Members Debate, brought by Steve McCabe on Tuesday 29th November 2 Read More »