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Publication Of All-party Parliamentary Inquiry Report Into Epilepsy Services - Articles Surfing
A long list of failures in the care and treatment of people with epilepsy has resulted in around 400 avoidable deaths a year and '189 million in wasted funds, according to the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on epilepsy published this week.
Wasted Money, Wasted Lives, a hard-hitting report, supported by the Joint Epilepsy Council of the UK and Ireland, into the human and economic costs of epilepsy in England, condemns continued government failure to meet the needs of people living with the condition.
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Epilepsy, chaired by Baroness Gould of Potternewton,was launched to spread awareness of the nature of epilepsy amongst Parliamentarians and to raise the political profile of epilepsy and related problems. The secretariat is provided by the Joint Epilepsy Council (JEC), an umbrella group of 21 epilepsy organisations, operating across the UK and Ireland.
Officers of the group are: Chair: Baroness Gould of Rotternewton; Vice-chairs: Cheryl Gillan MP,
You can read the report in full at
JEC Member Helplines
Further information on all aspects of epilepsy can be obtained by contacting the helplines of the following Joint Epilepsy Council member organisations:
National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy (NCYPE) Enquiry Line:
Please also see the BBC online reports in our news archive at http://medneg.michelmores.com/news
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