North Manchester community team win award!

  • March 25th, 2019

The North Manchester community stroke and neuro-rehabilitation team recently won “Clinical Team of the Year” in an award scheme run by their employer – Manchester Local Care Organisation. (more…)

New research highlights visual problems after stroke

  • March 12th, 2019

A new University study, published in PLOS One, highlights the high incidence and prevalence of visual problems in acute stroke survivors.

In order to ascertain the number of new cases of Post stroke visual impairment (PSVI) and their prevalence, researchers from the University’s Department of Health Services Research, led by Professor Fiona Rowe (pictured) examined stroke assessments of 1033 patients from three stroke units over one year. (more…)

Network stroke conference bigger and better than ever!

  • March 7th, 2019

The network held its 3rd annual conference on 6th March at the AJ Bell Stadium in Eccles, with over 160 people attending. This year, the day went ahead as planned without the intervention of the weather, as snow disrupted last year’s event! (more…)

Final report on research into re-organising hospital stroke care published

  • March 4th, 2019

The region has been part of an NIHR research study investigating the impacts of re-organising hospital stroke services in different parts of the country. A final report has now been published:

“Evaluation of reconfigurations of acute stroke services in different regions of England and lessons for implementation: a mixed-methods study”  (more…)

New research published showing benefits of re-organisation of inpatient services

  • January 24th, 2019

The region has been part of a research study:  ‘Innovations in major system reconfiguration in England: a study of the effectiveness, acceptability and processes of implementation of different models of stroke care’, funded by the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research programme. (more…)

Improvements in our Intracerebral Haemorrhage stroke care is saving lives

  • December 18th, 2018

The Greater Manchester Connected Health City (GM CHC) research team at The University of Manchester have worked with the network and Salford Royal to develop an innovative care bundle and app to improve care for Intracerebral Haemorrhage Stroke patients, which has on average saved two lives every month at Salford Royal hospital. (more…)

Rehabilitation and data webinar

  • December 13th, 2018

Our Manager Sarah Rickard and Community Lead Tracy Walker shared their insights into how we have used data to help drive transformation of community neuro rehabilitation services.

You can view the whole webinar here or a summary here and our slides here.

New era for stroke webinars

  • November 7th, 2018

A new learning network to help support improvements in stroke has been launched, supported by the Stroke Association and NHS England. We are involved in the network’s development and it will be running a series of webinars for professionals.  (more…)