Helping job centre staff better understand neurological conditions

  • June 19th, 2018

We are working closely with the Greater Manchester Neuro-Rehabilitation Operationally Delivery Network to continue to improve support for people returning to work.

Following a training programme for NHS inpatient and community teams last year, the networks have teamed up with the Department of Work and Pensions to help upskill their job centre staff in dealing with people with neurological conditions.

Two training events will be delivered that focus on:

  • helping to understand the conditions and their impacts
  • hearing from patients experiences
  • considering how job centres can better support people and work more closely with NHS teams in future

The first event was held on 19th October in Oldham and was attended by around 20 DWP staff from across the region.

The session was led by Occupational Therapists Wendy and Rachel from two local community teams and featured stories from Lucy (pictured right), Kat and Gavin, who have all returned to work after a brain injury.

A further session will be run on the 27th October, with plans to develop an online training package as well as more future events.

It is hoped that closer working between job centres and community teams will ensure a better experience and outcome for those living with a neurological condition.

New research may offer drug treatment for wake up strokes

  • May 16th, 2018

New research suggests that people who wake up with a stroke could now benefit from thrombolysis treatment as the drug is currently only given if the time of onset for a stroke is definitely known to be under 4.5 hours. (more…)

Greater Manchester shares its experience of re-designing stroke care

  • May 8th, 2018

On 30th April, over 60 people from across the UK came to Salford Royal to hear about how Greater Manchester has re-organised its stroke services so that they now deliver some of the best care in the country. (more…)

Research shows patients support centralised stroke pathways

  • May 8th, 2018

Greater Manchester has been involved a programme of research investigating the impacts of re-organising inpatient stroke care in London and Manchester versus the rest of England where there was no change. (more…)

Productive therapy teams

  • May 2nd, 2018

The network hosted an event on 26th April at Tameside General Hospital to help our inpatient and hospital therapy teams become more efficient and effective. (more…)

Research opportunities for nurses, midwives and AHPs

  • April 4th, 2018

Research placements for nurses, midwives and AHPs – apply by 8 May

The NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre, in collaboration with the NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility (CRF) and supported by Corridor Manchester and Health Innovation Manchester is investing in the next generation of NHS researchers and want you to be part of it! (more…)

Local research in dementia in stroke

  • April 4th, 2018

Verity Longley from The University of Manchester has published research following interviews with clinicians from our region’s hospital and community stroke teams entitled: “What influences decisions about ongoing stroke rehabilitation for patients with pre-existing dementia or cognitive impairment: a qualitative study?” (more…)

UK Stroke Assembly coming to Manchester

  • March 23rd, 2018

I would like to call upon your support to help us promote the UK Stroke Assembly to people affected by stroke.  Please find attached and below more details about the event coming to Manchester for the first time, if you can help share this with people you work with, stroke survivors and families it would be hugely appreciated. (more…)