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What is Epilepsy? 
Links to useful websites 
National contacts  
West Midlands information
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What is Epilepsy?

The following links take you straight to pages of information about epilepsy.  This information has been checked by doctors to ensure it is correct and appropriate for UK patients.

  • National Society for Epilepsy - the National Society for Epilepsy has information on all aspects of living with the condition
  • Patient UK - information factsheets written by doctors on: a general introduction, could it be?, dealing with a seizure, living with epilepsy, partial seizures, tonic clonic seizures, treatments, childhood absence seizures.

Links to useful websites:

The following links contain information about epilepsy.  The information on these websites has not been checked by our doctors, but they are rated as good quality sites.

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National contacts:

There are also many other support groups for health in general - go to general health contacts 

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West Midlands Information:

  • Birmingham Epilepsy Social Club, 745 Shirley Road, Hall Green, Birmingham B28 9JR Tel: 0121 745 6025 We provides social opportunities for members, club nights, outings.
  • Epilepsy Action (was British Epilepsy Association) - has local groups and clinics in the West Midlands - Freephone: 0808 800 5050 for nearest contact 
    • Birmingham & Solihull - 0121 747 7128 offer support, advice and guidance on epilepsy as well as details on benefits that people may be entitled to. In addition they are looking for volunteers to manage the groups of any age, race, gender. 
    • Rugby - 01788 578 440
    • Sandwell - 01384 567059 or 01485 540163
    • Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent - 01782 775 846
    • Sutton Coldfield - 01485 540163
    • Warwickshire - 01926 633356
    • Worcestershire - Pershore - ring main office for contact number Freephone: 0808 800 5050 
  • Epilepsy Information Network (NSE) West Midlands Tel: 01902 736645:
    • Walsall Manor  Meet 10- 12.30 Tuesdays 
    • Queen Elizabeth Hospital  Meet Fri 9.30- 1.00 pm 
    • Sandwell General Hospital Paediatric Outpatients Meet First Wednesday of month 
    • Walsgrave Hospital  Meet Friday 10.00-12.30
  • Walsall District Epilepsy Action Group Tel: 01543 371665
  • West Midlands Public Libraries - Information can be found at your local public library. 

Other West Midlands information can be found under General health contacts - West Midlands 

Other information sources:

There are many websites that sell products that might be of interest to patients but we are not providing links to these sites.  There are also email discussion groups and chat rooms that might help some patients, but as we are unable to validate the information you may receive, we are unable to provide links to these sites.

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