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One in 30 people in the UK develops epilepsy at some stage in their life. It most commonly starts in childhood and in people over 60. However, epilepsy can begin at any age. In general, seizures are well controlled by treatment in about four in 5 of cases.
Videos and resources on SUDEP
The Daisy Garland Charity is set up in the memory of a brave young lady whose epilepsy benefitted from this diet. This charity has been set up to support children and parents who have been diagnosed with drug resistant epilepsy
In this section you can find out about the experience of epilepsy by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. Our researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 41 people in their own homes. Find out what people said about issues such as symptoms, seizures, treatments and impact on lifestyle, family and work.
Epilepsy Society is the UK’s leading provider of epilepsy services. Through our cutting edge research, awareness campaigns, information resources and expert care, we work for everyone affected by epilepsy in the UK.
Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain and causes repeated seizures, also known as fits. It affects more than 500,000 people in the UK. Epilepsy usually begins during childhood, although it can start at any age.
A seizure is a short episode of symptoms caused by a burst of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Typically, a seizure lasts from a few seconds to a few minutes. Older words for seizures include 'convulsions' and 'fits'.
Medical Care when we are closed
Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
NHS 111 Service: When our practice is closed you can still get support. You can get expert medical advice and useful ingformation by calling NHS 111 or through 111 online. The NHS service is available 24 hours a day and can provide information, issue prescriptions to a pharmacy of your choice, book a GP appointment, and, if necessary, refer people to emergency services.
Emergency: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath do constitute an emergency (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency).
Out of Hours Service: If you phone the surgery when we are closed you will be automatically transferred to the out of hours service SELDOC (South East London Doctors on call). Alternatively you can phone SELDOC directly on: 020 8693 9066. You will be given advice, asked to visit the out of hours centre, or be visited by the doctor on call.
NHS Walk In Service: The local NHS walk-in centre also provides healthcare advice, information and treatment with no appointment necessary. The nearest walk-in centre is: The Junction Health Centre, Arches 5-8, Clapham Junction Station, 5-8 Grant Rd, London, SW11 2NU. Telephone: 0333 200 1718.
Non-emergency: Take a look at our "Get health information" page. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
Minor Injuries: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or the local minor injuries unit at Guy's Hospital Urgent Care Centre.
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