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Published date: Thursday 2 February 2017

In a new guest blog, published on the Evidently Cochrane website, Annette shares her story of living with dysarthria after stroke. Claire Mitchell, Speech and Language Therapist and author of a newly updated Cochrane Review on dysarthria, explains the findings. 

Published date: Wednesday 1 February 2017

We are now launching our second call for applications to our Priority Programme Awards in haemorrhagic stroke in 2017.

Find out more and apply for an award.

Published date: Tuesday 24 January 2017

Published in the journal, PLOS ONE, a new study sheds light on how feasible it is to conduct a large  trial of intensive blood pressure lowering, and cholesterol lowering treatment after stroke, to see if these prevent patients developing memory and thinking problems (cognitve impairment).  In some cases, cognitive impairment can progress and lead to dementia after stroke.

Published date: Friday 13 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.

Published date: Wednesday 11 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.

Published date: Tuesday 3 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.

Published date: Wednesday 28 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.

Published date: Tuesday 13 December 2016

Details on how to enter the Christmas card competition 2017.

Published date: Friday 9 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.

Published date: Friday 9 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.