Early Supported Discharge (ESD) is the discharge of a stroke patient from hospital to their own home, co-ordinated by a team of therapists, nurses and a doctor. A number of ESD services have been set up across England. Do these services offer the same benefits to patients as those identified in clinical trials?
Stroke Early Supported Discharge (ESD) is a multidisciplinary team intervention that clinical trials have shown reduces length of hospital stay and reduces risk of death and dependency. This research programme will investigate the impact of implementing ESD at scale and in real world conditions and investigate which models of ESD are effective in practice.
When you're well enough to leave hospital what happens when you go home? Find out what support you should receive when returning home and how we at the Stroke Association can help.
UK Early Researcher Award for Mrs Jane Horne, Stroke Association Postgraduate Fellow
A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial – UK (AVERT)
First results from the AVERT, early rehabilitation trial were unveiled at the European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESO) today.
The UK Stroke Forum Conference (UKSF) is the largest multidisciplinary stroke event in the UK, attracting over 1,500 delegates from across the stroke care pathway. It's an unmissable event for anyone working in the field of stroke care. Early bird registration ends: 31 August 2017
We are holding two UK Stroke Assembly events in 2017.
UK Stroke Assembly North: Tuesday 30 - Wednesday 31 May at the Crewe Hall, Crewe, Cheshire.
UK Stroke Assembly South: Monday 3 - Tuesday 4 July at the Radisson Blu Stansted, Stansted Airport, Essex.
The International Stroke Conference (ISC) is the world's largest meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of stroke and its effects. Watch the highlights summary video from the ISC Programme Committee, and find out about the result of the international HeadPoST trial, and take homes from our International Development Officer, Sarah Belson.
Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr Ulrike Hammerbeck (TSA PDF 2015-02)