The Telephone befriending service has been temporarily replaced with the Here for You Telephone Support Service during Covid-19. Our Here For You telephone support service connects stroke survivors and carers to trained volunteers, to offer peer support following a stroke and to help combat feelings of isolation. The service is provided by Scottish volunteers for people affected by stroke in Scotland.
Stroke is one of the most common killers in Scotland and a leading cause of disability, with nearly 10,000 strokes occurring each year. There are over 128,000 stroke survivors living in Scotland.
NHS England's Long Term Plan outlines priorities and plans for the NHS in England for the next 10 years. Stroke is named as a new national priority.
The Stroke Association's Stroke recoveries at risk report is based on the responses of almost 2,000 people affected by stroke across the UK, 169 of whom are Scots. This makes it the largest survey of the stroke community since Covid-19 took hold.
The Cross-Party Group (CPG) on Heart Disease and Stroke in the Scottish Parliament held an Inquiry into high blood pressure in Scotland. There are a set of recommendations in the report that will be published on Tuesday 22 January 2019.
In January 2019, NHS England announced their Long Term Plan, in which stroke has been named as a new national priority. It also includes sections on both stroke care as well as cardiovascular disease.
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.
Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowships are for healthcare professionals in England to develop an application for a doctoral level (e.g. PhD) training Fellowship, and to develop the skills they need to be a competitive applicant for this type of funding. This award has been made to Jennifer Crow.
Today, the Chief Scientist Office and the Stroke Association celebrate a partnership that will build on the excellence of stroke research in Scotland.
Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowships are for healthcare professionals in England to develop an application for a doctoral level (e.g. PhD) training Fellowship, and to develop the skills they need to be a competitive applicant for this type of funding. This award has been made to Adrienne Cormican.
On Tuesday 1st September 2015, the Chief Scientist Office and the Stroke Association celebrated their partnership in building stroke research capacity in Scotland with the joint funding of two new research awards.