Medical research is essential to develop new treatments and therapies for stroke so that patients in the UK can get the best possible care. Clinical trials are conducted to test whether a new medical intervention is safe and effective and these trials often rely on the participation of volunteer stroke survivors.
Spatial neglect is caused when damage to the brain after stroke means that it no longer received information about one side of the body and/or world. Stroke survivors with spatial neglect might not be aware of anything happening on one side of their body. This research will investigate a computer based version of a new treatment for spatial neglect after stroke.
This research will test a new questionnaire which has been designed to measure the impact that stroke-related vision problems have on a stroke survivor’s quality of life.
This research will investigate the use of orthitics (for example, braces and splints) early on in a stroke survivor’s rehabilitation. The results will inform a larger study into early orthotic use after stroke.
Professors Fiona Rowe and Audrey Bowen, and Dr Emma Patchwood are at the forefront of transforming stroke care for generations of stroke survivors - thanks to gifts left in the Wills of people like you.
Kattie Gallacher, a General Practtioner, talks about attending the UK Stroke Forum Conference and the difference that it made to her.
Find out about the different types of stroke, the effects of stroke and how to reduce your risk of stroke within this section.
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).
Young stroke survivor Emily Curry reflects on her life a year after her stroke.
This guide is for anyone having emotional problems after a stroke. It's very common to have emotional problems such as anxiety, depression and emotionalism after a stroke. This guide helps you understand the reasons for this, suggests things you can do to help your recovery, and lists ways to get help.