In the coming months, we will be meeting with clinicians, researchers, funders, and epilepsy patient groups throughout the UK. We will identify the shortfalls and challenges that must be urgently addressed to increase capacity of the research environment and fast-track research into epilepsy.
By developing a national epilepsy research collaborative, we will design and deliver a programme that will drive research breakthroughs, resulting in greatly improved diagnostics, treatments and prevention.
We will then co-produce and publish a fully scoped and costed roadmap to radically advance research into epilepsy. We will demonstrate to the government the potentially ground-breaking impact of this programme and seek a one-off accelerator investment of £60million pounds – that’s £100 for every1 in 100 people living with epilepsy in the UK.