Monthly Archives: March 2017

Ipswich Epilepsy Support Group 2017 Annual Quiz Night

Our Quiz Night will be held On Friday 12th May 2017 at 7pm at Westgate Ward Social Club 74 Victoria Street Ipswich IP1 2JX.


Tickets cost £6 per person and include a buffet. Up to 6 people per team. There is a prize draw and facilities include Disabled access and a Disabled toilet and a licensed bar.

To ensure a place and to avoid disappointment and for catering purposes if you would like to attend, please phone our helpline on 01473 461407.

There are two car parks that can be accessed via either left at the end of Prospect Road (Christine’s Florist shop on the corner) or at the end of Rendlesham Road/ Stopford court (again on the Left).
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Epilepsy and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency New Online Service

Car drivers and Motorcyclists in England and Wales and Scotland can now notify Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) about Epilepsy. The rules around driving and Epilepsy are complex. However all drivers are legally obliged to tell DVLA about a medical condition that could impair their ability to drive. Previously drivers could only inform DVLA by post or phone but now the DVLA are offering drivers the choice of also notifying them by completing a form online. You can do this by visiting
The Ipswich Epilepsy Support Group advises that you surrender your licence beforehand. You can do this by completing the Declaration of Surrender for Medical Reasons form and post it to the DVLA. The form can be found at This will help you avoid having your licence revoked and will make the process of reapplying for the licence easier in the future.
By the end of March 2017 drivers will be able to notify the DVLA of more than 180 medical conditions via there online service.