On Thursday 12 November, Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, spoke at Business Questions and called for a debate on unexplained deaths through epilepsy.
SUDEP Action is a charity that is committed to raising awareness of epilepsy risks and tackling epilepsy deaths including Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. Their report ‘Lives Cut Short’ will launch on the 16th November and will analyse research relating to the impact of the pandemic and the United Kingdom’s response on people with epilepsy, epilepsy services and those suddenly bereaved by the condition.
Sir David said “Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate about unexplained deaths through epilepsy. On the 16th November, SUDEP Action will be publishing a report which details how people with epilepsy have coped through the Coronavirus pandemic. It makes some excellent recommendations and I do hope the House will act on them”.
Jacob Rees-Mogg replied “I would like to commend my hon. Friend for his campaigns on a range of health issues. He is a credit to this House and I am always happy to see him at Business Questions supporting these important causes. The Government welcomes all research into the important topic of sudden death form epilepsy and looks forward to the forthcoming report from SUDEP Action on the impact of the pandemic on epilepsy. Once received, the Department for Health and Social Care will consider its findings carefully and I will be sure to pass the question of my hon. Friend to Ministers in that department”.
For more information, visit SUDEP Action's website https://sudep.org