Celebrating International Nurses Day in stroke

  • May 12th, 2017

Jo Stevens, senior stroke nurse and team leader at Bury Community team has been interviewed as part of International Nurses Day.

You can read her thoughts here.

‘A’ rated stroke care for everyone in Greater Manchester

  • April 12th, 2017

We have just received the latest SSNAP (national stroke audit) results by CCG. This shows that all residents in Greater Manchester are now receiving ‘A’ rated care in our 9 stroke units. (more…)

News highlights roll out of thrombectomy

  • April 11th, 2017

The BBC have highlighted the roll out by NHS England of a new surgical treatment to remove clots mechanically called thrombectomy. See the news story here.

Local news in Bury has also featured the story here. (more…)

NIHR themed review of stroke

  • April 5th, 2017

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Dissemination Centre has published a review of important stroke research over the past decade. The report highlights the considerable advances in care across the whole pathway, and shows where the gaps are for future studies.

You can download the report here.


Hear Edwyn Collins’ stroke story

  • March 24th, 2017

A film about songwriter Edwyn Collins is to be given a special screening at The Theatre Royal, Ramsbottom on Friday 31st March, door open 6.45pm, film starts 7.30pm

Tickets are £5.00 and available here and in aid of aphasia charity Speakeasy

Edwyn Collins is a singer songwriter known for singing with the 80s group Orange Juice and in more recent years the song  ‘never known a girl like you’.

Edwyn had two strokes which left him with little language, and a dense weakness. This film is about his recovery, his life and is a story of love and survival.

The film won nominations for best music film from BFI and the NME as well as several 5 star reviews when it was released. Find out more here.

Greater Manchester stroke care meeting national guidelines

  • March 8th, 2017

The network recently audited all hospital and community teams who treat stroke patients to see how well they complied with the recently updated Royal College of Physicians National Clinical Guideline for Stroke (2016). (more…)

Network’s first conference a huge success!

  • March 2nd, 2017

We held our first conference at the AJ Bell Stadium on 1st March, with nearly 200 delegates, speakers and exhibitors attending the event. (more…)

Andrew Marr: My Brain and Me

  • February 21st, 2017

Please click here to access to the full 1 hour documentary on the BBC iPlayer

Andrew Marr is on a mission to understand the mysteries of the human brain to achieve further recovery after suffering a life-threatening stroke four years ago.