New Epilepsy MCN Blog

Welcome to our new Epilepsy MCN Blog page.  If you have any news or events that you think may be of interest to our members – please contact me and I will be happy to post these for you

Caterina O’Connor Epilepsy MCN Manager

For information on the new Scottish Epilepsy Centre and all the other work done by quarriers please have a look at their website

Epilepsy Scotland have a unique award for employers who are tops for epilepsy care.  The closing date for award nominations, from employers or employees, is Tuesday 26 March. Is your organisation a contender? There is also a free best practice certificate from Epilepsy Scotland for organisations which meet the Equality Act guidelines.   Both forms can be downloaded or completed online:

Caterina O’Connor Epilepsy MCN Manager

Epilepsy Scotland are having a Fundraising Gala Christmas Concert on Friday, 7 December 2012, Greyfriars Kirk, 1 Greyfriars, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ. 7.30pm. Tickets are £20 each. Children under 16 are free provided that each child is accompanied by one paying adult.To book please phone 0141 427 4911 and ask for Helen Craig in Fundraising or email:  

Epilepsy Connections December newsletter is available on line at

The Scottish Epilepsy Initiative has an online forum The TEA Room:  which supports vulnerable teenagers with epilepsy, to lead as normal a life as possible free from disadvantage, by providing the knowledge, skills and positive examples that help them cope with their condition and so integrate better within their peer group. Technology like this removes the barriers of location and cost as we provide young people with an entry level net book and internet connection. The TEA room provides a gap in services that no-one else is addressing, for teenagers across Scotland. Three times a year the young people are invited to participate in a focus day to shape the direction of the service and ensure their needs are met and parents are also encouraged to join us at one of the meetings. Check out their website at



Glasgow is talking part in the 16 days to eliminate violence against woman worldwide campaign. There are events taking place across the city, in conjunction with the Health Board.  Info on the Glasgow events can be found at’s-on.aspx

Caterina O’Connor Epilepsy MCN Manager