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.
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.
What does the Comprehensive Spending Review 2015 mean for stroke prevention, treatment and care?
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many stroke survivors’ recoveries. That’s why long-term improvements to stroke treatment and care are more vital than ever. With parliamentary elections in Scotland and Wales coming up, we’re working with people affected by stroke in these parts of the UK in particular, to ensure politicians keep their commitments to prioritising stroke.
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.
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.
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Professor Audrey Bowen, from the University of Manchester, is funded by the Stroke Association to carry out research into strategies for coping with cognitive difficulties after stroke. Like many researchers across the UK, Professor Bowen’s work has been affected by the pandemic.
Read the key findings from our Stroke recoveries at risk report.