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Calls for funding to save pilot service for homeless patients with epilepsy.

Last Updated: Fri, 12/11/2021 - 09:04

This week is National Advanced Practice Week, a week in which the importance of Advanced Nurse Practitioners is highlighted.

Epilepsy Advanced Nurse Practitioners play a vital role in epilepsy services in Ireland and have an in-depth knowledge of the medical management and complexities of epilepsy.

Epilepsy Ireland receive six research proposals under latest funding call.

Last Updated: Thu, 11/11/2021 - 16:48

Epilepsy Ireland recently closed the application process for our 8th Research call.

Six proposals have been received from researchers across Ireland which focus on areas of research prioritised by Epilepsy Ireland and our service users. These priorities included SUDEP & mortality; cannabinoids in epilepsy; epilepsy in women; psychosocial aspects of epilepsy and genetic & molecular mechanisms of epilepsy.

Taoiseach agrees that access to Free Travel for people with epilepsy is a "fair point"

Last Updated: Thu, 11/11/2021 - 10:49

Speaking in the Dáil yesterday, Taoiseach Micheál Martin agreed that calls for free travel for people with epilepsy who are prevented from driving as a result of their condition is a “fair point”.

The Taoiseach was responding to a question put forward by Deputy Aidrias Moynihan about this longstanding issue for people with epilepsy.

You can watch Deputy Moynihan’s question and the Taoiseach’s response in the video below.

Would you like to learn more about epilepsy & climate change?

Last Updated: Wed, 03/11/2021 - 08:40

With a major global conference currently taking place on the challenges presented by climate change, there is a renewed focus on the issues we are all facing because of our planet’s temperature’s rising.

However, many people might not have considered the impact climate change might have on epilepsy. While both topics may appear to be opposites in nature, a very exciting global conference is due to take place later this month which is investigating this very topic.

National PPI Network launched!

Last Updated: Tue, 02/11/2021 - 14:53

The National PPI Network has officially been launched!

PPI stands for ‘Patient and Public Involvement’ and over the next 5 years, the aim of the National PPI Network is to foster an environment where health research and general research is carried out "withpatients and the public rather than being 'about' or 'for' them.

This Week is #MedSafetyWeek

Last Updated: Mon, 01/11/2021 - 09:03

Epilepsy Ireland are proud to support #MedSafetyWeek.

The annual weeklong campaign is co-ordinated by the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) in Ireland and aims to increase knowledge amongst the public and patients on how to report suspected side-effects from a medication or vaccine which they have been prescribed or taken.

Epilepsy Ireland AGM 2021

Last Updated: Wed, 27/10/2021 - 12:42

The Annual General Meeting of Brainwave The Irish Epilepsy Association (trading as Epilepsy Ireland) took place on 30th September 2021. For the second year in a row, the meeting was held via Zoom.

Epilepsy Ireland contact Minister for Education regarding alternate sitting of State Exams in 2022

Last Updated: Tue, 26/10/2021 - 06:37

Epilepsy Ireland have written to the Minister for Education regarding a longstanding issue which faces students with epilepsy who are sitting state exams – i.e, the leaving cert. 

Under current arrangements, students with epilepsy who experience a seizure during their exam – which renders them unable to complete that exam – cannot resit the exam within the same cycle. Instead, they must wait a year to sit the exam during the next sitting of the leaving cert.