The advice centre is our online resource for free information and advice on epilepsy and our other services. Our blog posts cover a wide range of topics and provide valuable knowledge that our clients and others may find useful.
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. …Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
Groundbreaking research has found that the brains of children with severe epilepsy can remap themselves to regain functionality following surgery. This has been seen in a number of cases where the brain has changed to compensate for missing regions that have been surgically removed, particularly in the visual cortex. A joint study between York University…Read more