Find out more about the different types of stroke and why they happen.
Released today, the Scottish Stroke Improvement Programme 2016 Annual National Report includes data from the Scottish Stroke Care Audit. It describes the quality of stroke care in each acute hospital in Scotland, grouped by Health Board, during 2015, and measures each hospital against Scottish Stroke Care Standards (2013).
Kattie Gallacher, a General Practtioner, talks about attending the UK Stroke Forum Conference and the difference that it made to her.
Stroke survivors can be referred to Moving Forward After Stroke for a 12-week exercise programme. Exercise can help reduce the risk of an individual suffering a second stroke, and helps survivors to overcome challenges they face following the physical impact of their stroke.
An ischaemic stroke happens when a blood clot, or other blockage, cuts off the blood supply to your brain. This is the most common type of stroke.