Research survey: preferences for delivery of clot retrieval services for stroke in the UK

Published date
12th January 2017

At present it is not clear how best to organise NHS services so that patients can benefit from threombectomy for stroke.  The Institute of Heath Services, Newcastle University, has produced an online survey to understand the preferences of stroke survivors, their carers and the public on the future of stroke thrombectomy service organisation in the UK.

Our Project Grants Awarded for 2016

Published date
11th January 2017

Project Grants are our most popular funding stream and cover the whole spectrum of stroke research - from prevention and risk factors, through to treatment and rehabilitation in a clinical setting and longer-term in the community.  Find out more about our project grants awarded for 2016.


Professor of stroke care awarded DBE

Published date
3rd January 2017

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Professor of Stroke Care has been awarded the DBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. Professor Caroline Watkins, who is the only stroke care professor in the UK, was honoured for her services to stroke and nursing care. Earlier this year Professor Watkins was recognised with a Special Recognition Life After Stroke Award by the Stroke Association for her contribution to improving the lives of stroke survivors through better stroke care and research.

Northern Ireland Stroke Conference - Registration opens January 2017

Published date
28th December 2016

The 6th Northern Ireland Stroke Conference will be held on Tuesday 13 June 2017 at the Crowne (previously 'Ramada') Plaza hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Hosted by the Stroke Association, the Northern Ireland Stroke Conference is the largest multidisciplinary meeting of stroke specialists and allied healthcare professionals in Northern Ireland. The conference programme offers a varied range of innovative sessions chaired by renowened stroke experts, practical seminars, poster presentations and exhibition.

International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference 14-16 December 2016

Published date
9th December 2016

The 2016 meeting of the International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference will take place in London at City, University of London from the 14th – 16th December 2016. Find out more about the exciting aphasia research being presented, including research funded by the Stroke Association.

Research Incontinence Workshop at Guy's Hospital, London

Published date
9th December 2016

It's estimated that about half of people admitted to hospital with a stroke will have lost control of their bladder, and a third will experience loss of bowel control.  Last week, a research incontinence workshop was held at Guy's Hospital London, with the aim of stimulating research into incontinence. It encouraged more research, more collaboration and more multi-disciplinary approaches, for both faecal (bowel) and urinary incontinence.

Research highlights from UK Stroke Forum 2016

Published date
6th December 2016

UK Stroke Forum 2016 took place from Monday to Wednesday (28-30 November) at the ACC in Liverpool. UK Stroke Forum is the largest multidisciplinary stroke event in the UK, attracting over 1400 delegates from across the stroke care pathway. The event showcases what's hot in the UK stroke community, including the latest research, and how stroke professionals can get involved in research.

UK Stroke Forum Conference is here (28-30 November 2016)

Published date
28th November 2016
The UK Stroke Forum Conference is the largest multidisciplinary stroke event in the UK, attracting over 1400 delegates from across the stroke care pathway. This year it takes place Monday 28 - Wednesday 30 November 2016, at the ACC, Liverpool. You can keep up to speed with what's going on over the next three days, including the latest stroke research, by following @UKStrokeForum and the #UKSF2016 hashtag.