Epilepsy and coronavirus (COVID-19) – FAQs

2nd April 2020

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there have been a number of questions from the epilepsy community. Understandably, people want to know if having epilepsy is a factor that means they need to be extra cautious.  Of course, not everything is known about COVID-19 at this point, however, in this post, we’re going to try and…

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Statement – National Epilepsy Training

25th March 2020

We at National Epilepsy Training are working tirelessly to adapt our services in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Our first priority is to ensure that our staff and clients are safe and have the support that they need during this time and also to follow government guidance to slow the spread of the outbreak. …

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Graphene implant could be the key to new epilepsy treatments

18th March 2020

Researchers have developed a new graphene-based implant that could have a huge impact on the advancement of epilepsy treatments. The implant is able to monitor and record electrical activity within the brain at extremely low frequencies that were previously too low to monitor.  It’s this discovery that has unlocked new data, which is found below…

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Could a drug-drug interaction explain the effectiveness of cannabidiol on severe forms of epilepsy?

13th March 2020

Cannabidiol has been big news in the epilepsy community over the last year. We have previously posted about the medication becoming available on the NHS for patients with certain syndromes and types of epilepsy. At present, researchers are unsure as to why cannabidiol has the positive effect that it does.  However, research reported in the…

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Viral social media post results in thousands of pounds worth of charity donations

30th January 2020

A heartwarming story hit the news recently after a viral social media post highlighted that there are 1200 cases of SUDEP in the UK alone (sudden unexplained death in epilepsy) per year, which is 3 people every single day.  The Twitter thread, which can be seen here, was posted by Hari Miller after she inherited…

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Two cannabis-based medicines approved for NHS

16th January 2020

We recently wrote about the EU approval of Epidiolex, but things seem to be moving quickly and since then two medications have been approved for use by the NHS in England. This follows guidance from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) which looked at the product thoroughly and assessed its suitability based on several…

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