Katie Gallacher - GP - UKSF

As a GP, I see the devastating effects a stroke has every day and believe every stroke survivor deserves the chance to make the best possible recovery, with primary care having a crucial role to play in achieving this. The consequences of stroke can be considerable for individuals and their families, and there’s no ‘one-size-fits all’ solution when it comes to supporting stroke survivors with their recovery.

For over two years now I have sat on the UK Stroke Forum Steering Group and the Scientific Programme Committee as the RCGP representative. The UK Stroke Forum Conference brings together over 1,500 healthcare professionals from across the stroke care pathway. The scientific committee consists of representatives from 25 organisations which have the mammoth task of planning the scientific programme, ensuring the latest research and service developments are presented each year.

With primary care staff taking such a key role in supporting stroke survivors, the committee and I have developed a Primary Care One Day Stream which is designed specifically for GPs, Nurse Practitioners and Practice Nurses. The training stream takes place on Wednesday 30 November at the ACC in Liverpool.

The one-day stream will provide practical guidance to the primary and secondary prevention of stroke, a discussion on the role of primary care in stroke management and insight into the diagnosis of stroke. Interactive workshops will cover cognition and psychological difficulties after stroke. Additionally, prior to the start of the one-day stream you will have access to sessions at the UKSF conference such as: stroke service reconfiguration and further down the line: who is responsible for longer term stroke care?

This day will allow you to hear from enthusiastic, inspirational speakers offering practical clinical knowledge, offer networking opportunities and provide a CPD contribution.

We have frozen the rates for 2017, with a one-day reduced rate of £55 which includes materials, lunch, refreshments and access to the UK’s largest stroke exhibition!

Places on the stream are limited, therefore if you or your colleagues are interested, I would urge you to register soon 

Dr Katie Gallacher
Stroke Association HRH Princess Margaret Clinical Lecturer
University of Glasgow

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