We’re at a turning point for stroke in Wales. The Welsh Government’s Stroke Delivery Plan ends in 2021, so we’re calling on them to develop a new national, strategic plan outlining their approach to stroke care for the future.
Stroke is one of the biggest killers in Wales and a leading cause of disability, with around 8,000 strokes occurring each year. There are nearly 69,000 stroke survivors living in Wales.
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.
The Stroke Association's Stroke recoveries at risk report is based on the responses of almost 2,000 people affected by stroke, including 130 in Wales, making it the largest sample of the stroke community since Covid-19 took hold.
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 and we actively campaign for better stroke care, working with politicians of all parties to ensure stroke remains high on the political agenda.
What does the Comprehensive Spending Review 2015 mean for stroke prevention, treatment and care? We explore these questions and more.
Read our recommendations from the Stroke recoveries at risk report, including additional points for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Read details about our past campaigns throughout the years, what they have achieved and the reports created from them.
Find out how Covid-19 has affected stroke treatment and care in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.