Greater Manchester hospital stroke care keeps getting better

  • June 20th, 2017

Strokes are the fourth biggest killer in the UK, and one of the main causes of disability. Time is brain, as 1.9 million neurons die every minute a stroke is untreated – over 6,000 people a year have a stroke in our region. (more…)

Stepping Hill stroke team host successful study day

  • May 24th, 2017

The stroke team at Stepping Hill Hospital put on a fantastic study day on 23rd May, attended by over 80 people from across the region. (more…)

Public consultation on thrombectomy

  • May 19th, 2017

NHS England has launched a 90 day public consultation on a number of proposed new products for specialised services. (more…)

EU report predicts 34% rise in strokes by 2035

  • May 17th, 2017

The European Union has just published a report called Burden of Stroke by the Stroke Alliance of Europe that predicts a sharp rise in the number of strokes due our ageing population.  (more…)

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.