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Physiotherapist James Benson talks about why the UK Stroke Forum Conference is such an important event for physiotherapists.
Hear from some big names who support our Change the Story campaign.
Last week we held our 12th UK Stroke Club Conference at East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham. Our research engagement officer shared our initiatives in Patient and Public Involvement in research (PPI) advising on how those affected by stroke can have their say on the research that we fund.
We’re pleased to announce that we’re working with NHS England, and other partners, to try and develop a national plan for stroke in England.
A first hand account on the benefits of attending UKSF
Voting is now open for the 2017 JustGiving Charity of the Year and we would love your support to get this fabulous award for the Stroke Association!
The first NIHR Stroke Research Workshop took place this week, and was hosted at the University of Cambridge.
We heard exciting talks from a range of leaders in the field and early career stroke researchers. As well as the scientific programme, the event was an excellent networking opportunity for the UK stroke research community as a whole.
This week we ran our first dedicated Service User Review Panel (SURP) training day, which was an opportunity for SURP members new and longer serving to receive the latest guidance in lay review, and to network too.
Last week, our lecturers attended two training days at our head office, at Stroke Association House, London. These form part of a schedule of activity designed to ensure they have the skills, and support needed to succeed in becoming the next generation of research leaders.
Stenting of the carotid arteries (running up the sides of the neck) is a common surgical procedure to reduce the risk of stroke. Stenting involves inserting a metal mesh into the artery to help widen it and improve blood flow. However, a new study published in the journal Neurology suggests that stenting of the vertebral arteries (that run up the neck behind the carotid arteries) appears safe too.