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…)

New study to tackle swallowing problems after stroke

  • August 17th, 2016

Stroke researchers are to test a new treatment that could help patients with swallowing problems (dysphagia) related to stroke. Up to 50 per cent of patients with acute stroke develop dysphagia, which can have devastating consequences and even be fatal. (more…)

BASIC celebrate 30 years

  • July 22nd, 2016

The Brain and Spinal Injury Centre (BASIC) in Salford are celebrating 30 years during 2016. They have released a timeline of their journey over years which you can download here.

Reflecting nature event

  • July 4th, 2016

The Stroke Association would like to invite you to join them to meet artist and stroke survivor Mark Ware and to hear about his latest work ‘Reflecting Nature’ an exhibition bringing together art and science to explore how we respond to nature and artificial stimuli. (more…)