Lanarkshire Epilepsy

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

Management Committee

At our AGM on 19th September 2018, the following members were elected to our management committee:

  • Iona Taylor
  • Dr Aline Russell
  • John Dalrymple
  • Janice Stewart
  • Helen MacDonald
  • Phil Robinson

Helen MacDonald and Phil Robinson subsequently resigned from the Management Committee, effective from 30th September 2018. This was to enable them to take on the interim management of the ‘Connecting People’ Project, for a six-month period, following the resignation of two of the project’s three staff.

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. Some changes in the membership of this Panel are ongoing and, so far, we are delighted that the following have kindly agreed to join the Panel:

  • Dr Hina Abassi – Consultant Neurologist
  • Dr Craig Heath – Consultant Neurologist

Epilepsy in Lanarkshire

  • Approximately 1 in 100 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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