Face the facts: Stroke is treatable

  • October 20th, 2016

Stroke is the fourth largest killer in the UK, and one of the largest causes of disability – but it is also treatable.

World Stroke Day on 29th October is highlighting the fact that lives can improve with better awareness, access and action with the theme ‘Face the facts: Stroke is treatable’. (more…)

Macclesfield stroke service moves to Stepping Hill Hospital

  • October 11th, 2016

From 1st October 2016, the District Stroke Centre (DSC) inpatient stroke service and associated TIA and outpatient stroke services transferred from East Cheshire Trust (i.e. Macclesfield District General Hospital) to Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. (more…)

Greater Manchester CLAHRC internships available

  • October 3rd, 2016

Our local Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Greater Manchester (CLAHRC) are offering 6 short term internships to nurses or AHPs who want to develop their research skills. You can find out more here – the deadline for applications is the 12th October 2016.

New national guidelines for stroke published

  • October 3rd, 2016

The revised 2016 guidelines have been released today by the Royal College of Physicians, with an emphasis on patients being scanned within an hour of arrival at hospital; an area of high performance in the Greater Manchester acute stroke pathway.

Life after stroke event a success

  • September 16th, 2016

The network held an event on 15th September to help clinical teams in hospitals and the community better understand the services and support available to aid life after stroke. (more…)

BASIC open day showcases virtual reality

  • September 6th, 2016

BASIC will be holding an open day on the 14th September to demonstrate how virtual reality can help aid recovery from brain injuries such as stroke.

No appointment is needed, just drop in at: 554 Eccles New Road, Salford M5 5AP

Weekend effect an over simplification in stroke care

  • August 31st, 2016

The SSNAP team have analysed over 70,000 records from 199 stroke units and have published research showing there is weekly variation by time and day of admission in delivery of stroke care, but that the weekend effect is an over simplification.

You can read the Lancet article here.

UK Stroke Forum GP training event

  • August 25th, 2016

Liverpool are hosting the 11th UK Stroke Forum Conference from 28-30 November 2016 at the ACC. The UK Stroke Forum is the UK’s largest multidisciplinary stroke conference with over 1,400 stroke care professionals attending each year. (more…)