These summaries of our completed research projects highlight what work was undertaken, which aims were achieved and where the research is going next.
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?
The Stroke Recovery Service provides tailored long-term support from hospital to home by addressing the practical, emotional and physical needs of stroke survivors and carers. We'll work with you and the people you care about to identify your support needs and plan how these will be met, enabling you to make the best possible recovery.
Our core service provides high quality information, emotional support and practical advice in the aftermath of a stroke. We begin working with a stroke survivor and their family immediately following a stroke, and will continue to provide the support people need, for as long as they need it – in hospitals and care homes, within their own homes and back into the community.
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.
David is Consultant Physician and Clinical Lead for Stroke Medicine at East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust. He is dedicated to delivering the best stroke care from prevention to long-term rehabilitation and has been instrumental in the reorganisation of stroke services in Kent and Medway.
Neil was a bright, sporty 13 year old who loved playing rugby and swimming. In late 2015, his life changed dramatically when he became suddenly unable to move his arm or speak at all. At hospital Neil’s family were told he’d had a stroke, caused by a rugby tackle a few weeks earlier.
Bucks Stroke Support is a county-wide service provided by the Stroke Association and Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust. The service provides comprehensive support from hospital discharge for as long as is required in the community, and includes an ‘Expert Stroke Programme’ which can be accessed by stroke survivors and carers.
About 80% strokes are caused by a blocked blood vessel. One third of these patients have a blockage of a large blood vessel in the neck or brain known as large artery occlusion stroke (LAOS).
Our service provides high quality information, practical advice and emotional support in the aftermath of a stroke. We begin working with a stroke survivor and their family in hospital immediately following a stroke, and will continue to provide the support people need within their own homes and back into the community.