Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support Group

Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support Group is a registered Scottish charity which provides support to individuals & families in Lanarkshire who are affected by Epilepsy.

Management Committee

Following our AGM on 29th September 2016, the current members of our management committee are:

  • Iona Taylor
  • Phil Robinson
  • Helen MacDonald
  • Gillian Fairservice
  • David Purss

Professional Advisory Panel

At our first Annual General Meeting in June 2011, we decided to ask some experts from different fields to join a Professional Advisory Panel from whom we can seek advice and support. So far the following have kindly agreed to join the Panel:

  • Dr John Paul Leach – Consultant Epileptologist
  • Dr Chris Mackintosh – G.P.
  • David Craig – Education Officer

Epilepsy in Lanarkshire

  • Approximately 1 in 130 people have epilepsy over all age groups.
  •  1 in 200 children have epilepsy.
  •  1 in 90 people over the age of 65 have epilepsy.
  • 1 in 80 people over the age of 75 have epilepsy.
  • There are an estimated 4,528 people with epilepsy, living in Lanarkshire health board area (Gros-public health 2009-10).
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Registered as a charity in Scotland (SCO43069).

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