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We produce two newsletters per year which we distribute to members, medical professionals and people with epilepsy and their families. For earlier issues, click here.
Anyone can request a copy of the newsletter by contacting our helpline staff on 0808 800 2200, or download here:
Features include 'Before and after brain surgery - families share their experiences', 'A specialist view', by consultant neurologist Rod Duncan, 'Many Faces of Epilepsy' - reporting from National Epilepsy Week, a feature on the new Epilepsy Consortium Scotland, plus research and fundraising news from across Scotland and the world.
Features include Putting policy into practice – an introduction of policy work by our Policy Officer, In sickness and in health – a moving account by Janis Wilson describing the effects that uncontrolled seizures have on her and her partner, Parenting a child with epilepsy - the Bruce family from the Higlands describe what it's like to look after a child with epilepsy, Fighting fit - Sport and fitness lecturer George Gibson shares how he turned his life around and now helps others achieve their goal, as well as campaigns and fundraising news and updates
This issue has plenty of information hot off the press. Features include Dr Sameer Zuberi’s report on gound breaking genetic research in Scotland while Specialist Psychotherapist Edel Dewhurst explains how cognitive behavioural therapy is helping people with epilepsy. Read about different life experiences for a teenager with epilepsy in Ghana and Scotland. Plus you can get details of our innovative epilepsy and occupational health guide launched in the Scottish Parliament. You can discover the latest survey findings about everyday life and epilepsy and find out about our new Activity Days for people with epilepsy. There's also news about fundraising events for with your support we can achieve even more!
This issue has loads of information and news. Features include details of life-changing brain surgery for teenager Rachel Hanretty. Read about a new joint clinic run by Edinburgh epileptologist Susan Duncan and geriatrician Dr Andrew Elder. There's a special article by Glasgow's Royal Hospital for Sick Children consultant paediatric neurologist Mary O'Regan and Epilepsy Nurse Specialist Margaret Wilson showing the importance of transition for young people with epilepsy. You will find details of our awareness-raising campaigns including recent work with Glasgow cab drivers. We are also partnering with other organisations to retain epilepsy specialist nurses across Scotland. Find out how you can support us so we can do even more!
This edition has all the latest news on key epilepsy issues. Features include an interview with our new teen ambassador Rosie Gilmour plus a special article written by our patron Baroness Veronica Linklater. There's a special article on what factors help people to take their epilepsy medication. You can read all about our fundraising opportunities and some of the ways you can help to promote National Epilepsy Week. Find out more about our work in the Scottish Parliament and how your MSP can assist.