South East Essex Epilepsy Support Group

Banishing fear with understanding

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New care guidelines issued for the care of pregnant women suffering from epilepsy

Pregnant women who suffer from epilepsy are to be given advice on managing their condition.

Campaigners and NHS professionals in Southend have pledged to work together to promote the importance of advice and care for pregnant women who have epilepsy

Side Effects of Anti-Epilepsy Drugs

Dr Ann Cheesman, Consultant Neurologist at Southend Hospital, gave a presentation at our March 2017 public meeting on the side effects of epilepsy drugs. It was an extremely well attended meeting. She spent a good part of her time responding to members questions. Dr Cheesman was accompanied by Epilepsy Nurse, Georgina Roberts, who ably assisted her with responses to our questions Dr Cheesman said she felt it was a very positive meeting. If you were unable to attend the meeting and would like to know more or want a reminder about what was said check out the link below to her presentation. Please click on the link below or the headline.

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Help Shape Local Health Services

At our July 2017 meeting, Ian Stidston, Accountable Officer Castle Point and Rochford and Southend Clinical Commissioning Groups and Denise Townsend, Director of Nursing Officer Southend Hospital spoke about changes that are taking place within our local health care services and are keen to hear from us. So please click on the link below or the headline to see the full story and see how you can help.

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Spreading the Message about Living With Epilepsy

Chelmsford Community Radio Interview
Committee Member, Iain Blake-Lawson, did an interview with Chelmsford Community Radio on the show “Life Matters” which was broadcast on 30th July 2017. Iain talked about the work that the South East Epilepsy Support Group does and his personal experience of living with epilepsy. . So please click on the link below or the headline to see the full story

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