Online clinic on epilepsy 2014


From 16 - 23 May 2014 NHS Choices and talkhealth partnered with Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Society, Medic Alert and SUDEP to present an Online Clinic on Epilepsy.  The clinic is now only open for viewing.

Go to this Online Clinic

The clinic is an online forum, please contact us if you’re unsure how it works!

Clinical experts answered questions about issues surrounding the symptoms, causes, and treatments for epilepsy and you can read the questions and answers in this clinic by clicking the blue ‘Go to this Online Clinic’ button above.

Please also check our list of future clinic dates here.

Medical Experts

Dr Aza Abdulla

Aza Abdulla FRCP(UK), FRCP(I), MSc (Immunology), MSc Med Ed.

Dr Hannah Cock

Consultant Neurologist - BSc MBBS FRCP MD

Dr Dan Hindley

Consultant Community Paediatrician

Dr Andrew Kelso

Dr Andrew Kelso MD (Res) FRCP FRCP Edin

Anthony Linklater

Epilepsy Specialist Nurse

Karen Osland

Deputy Chief Executive of SUDEP Action - Dip. Couns. MBACP

Supporting Partners

Epilepsy Action

Epilepsy is a much-misunderstood condition and a diagnosis can come as a shock. Finding accurate and friendly information and support can make a big difference – that is why 1.1 million people used our services last year alone. Epilepsy Action is dedicated to improving the lives of people with epilepsy. We do this through our free Helpline, accredited advice and information, online services, our specialist Sapphire Nurse scheme and campaigns. We also offer local events and support groups that provide a chance to meet others. Visit to find out more about our work and access our support and information.

Epilepsy Action is accredited by The Information Standard so you know you can trust our information.

Read more about Epilepsy Action here

Epilepsy Society

Epilepsy Society is the UK’s leading provider of epilepsy services. As a national charity, we offer support to everyone affected by the condition and strive to raise awareness of epilepsy.

Our centre of medical excellence provides the latest diagnostic tests, assessments and treatment. Epilepsy Society’s globally renowned pioneering research is making great strides in finding the underlying causes of epilepsy and optimising seizure control.

We offer a comprehensive range of care services, information and training for individuals and healthcare professionals.

We campaign to ensure the voice of people affected by epilepsy is heard, and work in partnership with other neurological organisations to influence decision makers.

General enquiries: 01494 601300 Helpline: 01494 601400,

Read more about Epilepsy Society here


MedicAlert is a global charity that provides medical ID jewellery for people with hidden medical conditions or allergiesMedicAlert is a global charity that provides medical ID jewellery for people with hidden medical conditions or allergies. Situated on the pulse points, it displays the international medical symbol to quickly identify your condition and speed up treatment in an emergency. Because every moment matters.

MedicAlert members benefit from peace of mind that goes far beyond their bracelet. Their conditions are reviewed by medically trained staff, who prioritise the text engraved on each piece of jewellery. A detailed medical record is also held in MedicAlert's secure database, which can be accessed 24/7 by emergency responders.

Read more about MedicAlert...

SUDEP Action

SUDEP Action is a reporting and support centre for epilepsy deaths and provides:

  • Support to individuals who have been affected by an epilepsy related death;
  • Counselling
  • Information to help with understanding the investigation and cause of death;
  • Opportunity to be involved in research into epilepsy deaths;
    Reporting and support centre for The Epilepsy Deaths Register

SUDEP Action is the leading voluntary organisation in the UK and internationally on Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) and other epilepsy related deaths. SUDEP is when a person with epilepsy dies suddenly and unexpectedly and no other cause of death can be found at post-mortem.

Support Line: 01235 772852, e-mail:

Read more about SUDEP Action here