Stroke research is underfunded
Stroke is the biggest cause of complex disability worldwide, with an estimated 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK today. Living with the long term impact of the condition can be devastating, yet this new report suggests that research funding dedicated to stroke remains disproportionately small compared to other diseases.
New report highlights need for more stroke research funding
A new report published today shows that stroke research remains severely underfunded compared to the devastating impact it has on people’s lives. The UK Health Research Analysis 2018 also shows stroke research receives much less funding than many other areas of health research.
Predicting the future
After a stroke, people often want to know how their recovery could progress and what life might look like in the future. Right now, there aren’t many tools available to help health professionals to predict recovery, so we’re funding research to change this.
COVID-19 and Stroke Grant
There have been reports of patients with COVID-19 experiencing neurological complications including stroke, but we don’t understand enough about this potential link. This call is focused on funding research addressing these questions to understand the potential causal links and mechanisms between COVID-19 and stroke.
Our funding allows researchers to find new ways to stop stroke happening, and treat and support people to rebuild their lives after stroke.