NHS England use Greater Manchester to promote centralised stroke care

  • October 11th, 2017

NHS England came to our region to help them promote centralising hospital stroke care pathways so that patients go to specialist stroke units, rather than their local hospital. (more…)

Patient and carer group seeking new members

  • October 11th, 2017

Our patient and carer group is very active and performs an important role for the network in giving those affected by stroke a voice. It helps us decide what work to focus on to improve services, whilst also supporting specific areas such as leaflet/poster design and commenting on the development of TIA and community services in the region. (more…)

Life after stroke day a success

  • September 28th, 2017

On 26th September, we hosted our second event focusing on supporting recovery after a stroke which was attended by nearly 100 local professionals. (more…)

Devon learn from our re-design of services

  • September 22nd, 2017

On 21st September, the network facilitated a visit by clinicians and managers from Devon to assist their planned centralisation of acute stroke care. (more…)

Public Health England launch initiative to reduce stroke deaths

  • September 13th, 2017

New PHE analysis suggests that there is now an opportunity to prevent more than 9,000 heart attacks and at least 14,000 strokes over the next 3 years with better detection and management of:

Read more here

Ambulance staff get trained in stroke

  • September 6th, 2017

On the 3rd August, a stroke training event for ambulance clinicians was held at Salford Royal Hospital. The day was facilitated by Chris Ashton, a Paramedic and our Coordinator working closely with the with the College of Paramedics. (more…)

BASIC extends its virtual reality suite

  • August 22nd, 2017

How new technology can improve outcomes
The brain injury charity BASIC have introduced an additional piece of innovative technology to their Virtual Reality Suite, provided on loan by Summit Medical. (more…)

Stroke Association launch postgraduate opportunities

  • July 13th, 2017

The Stroke Association has launched their call for this year’s Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards. Find out more here. Support to develop applications may be available from The University of Manchester (contact sarah.rickard@srft.nhs.uk). (more…)