ODN Annual Conference braves the weather

  • March 6th, 2018

The network’s second annual conference went ahead, despite the best efforts of the weather, which led to minor changes to the programme and a few less delegates able to attend. (more…)

New research demonstrates value of patient involvement in service design

  • February 9th, 2018

The region has been part of a long running research study looking at the impacts of re-organisation of hospital stroke services in Manchester and London versus the rest of the country. It was this research that prompted us to further re-design our care pathway in 2015 as the evidence showed we weren’t saving as many lives as the London model. (more…)

Latest cardiovascular disease data published

  • February 7th, 2018

Public Health England have published their latest National Cardiovascular Intelligence Network resources that help local areas work to prevent stroke: (more…)

Salford stroke study day

  • February 6th, 2018

The stroke team at Salford Royal foundation trust put on a fantastic study day on 1st February 2018, attended by over 70 people from across the region. (more…)

Act FAST to save lives

  • February 1st, 2018

Public Health England (PHE) has launched its annual Act FAST campaign to remind people of the main symptoms of stroke and the importance of dialing 999 immediately if they spot any of the tell-tale signs. (more…)

Can You Rebuild My Brain?

  • January 31st, 2018

“Lotje Sodderland’s brain was damaged by a stroke when she was 34. She meets neuroscience pioneers who are developing cutting-edge treatments for conditions like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and autism.” (more…)

Stroke training programme reaping huge benefits

  • January 30th, 2018

The network has produced a short report summarising its training and education work in 2017 – read it here.


Network to host event on centralisation of hospital stroke care

  • December 12th, 2017

The network will be hosting an event to support other regions in the UK who are considering re-design of their inpatient stroke services to a more centralised pathway, where all patients are taken directly to a Hyper Acute Stroke Unit, rather than their local hospital. Evidence shows this can reduce the chances of death and length of time spent in hospital afterwards. (more…)