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.

Greater Manchester acute care continues to improve

  • February 9th, 2017

Greater Manchester hospital stroke care continues to improve and our pathway is the highest scoring for the Sentinal Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP). (more…)

Reduce the number of stroke units says Stroke Association

  • February 8th, 2017

The Stroke Association has been in the national press calling for a reduction in the number of strokes units nationally. The charity is echoing the view of the National Clinical Director for stroke Prof Tony Rudd, who feels that fewer units will yield better care. (more…)

FAST relaunched to promote early recognition of stroke

  • February 2nd, 2017

Public Health England have launched a new campaign called Act FAST to promote the use of the FAST test to help diagnose the symptoms of stroke, as treatment at hospital as quickly as possible can help save lives and increases the chances of recovery.

DJ Mark Goodyer has shared his story with BBC news following his recent stroke in November last year. Read his story here.


NICE to update stroke & TIA guideline (CG68)

  • January 31st, 2017

NICE has reviewed their guideline Stroke and transient ischaemic attack in over 16s: diagnosis and initial management CG68. (more…)