In January, 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.
Stroke is one of the biggest killers in Wales and a leading cause of disability, with around 7,400 strokes occurring each year. There are nearly 67,000 stroke survivors living in Wales.
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.
During February and March pharmacies across Wales are joining the Lower Your Risk of Stroke campaign, a partnership between Community Pharmacy Wales, Public Health Wales and the Stroke Association.
We believe in life after stroke. That’s why we actively campaign for better stroke care, working with politicians of all parties to ensure stroke remains high on the political agenda. It's why we fund research into finding new treatments, and also ways of reducing the risk of stroke across the UK. Find out what we're up to across Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Read about our past campaigns and what they've achieved.
This document details key stroke priorities for Wales parliamentary candidates to support.
Find out about our campaigns and policy work in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
We are excited to share that the Government has just committed to the new national plan for stroke that we have been developing with NHS England.
What does the Comprehensive Spending Review 2015 mean for stroke prevention, treatment and care?
This document details the key stroke priorities for Welsh parliamentary candidates.