Medical research is essential to develop new treatments and therapies for stroke so that patients in the UK can get the best possible care. Clinical trials are conducted to test whether a new medical intervention is safe and effective and these trials often rely on the participation of volunteer stroke survivors.
Junior Research Training Fellowship: Lucy Dyson
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.
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The Child Stroke Project is a collaboration between the Stroke Association and the Evelina London Children's Hospital.
On Wednesday 24th November, a Stroke Awareness Event was held at the University of Oxford, with the aim of raising awareness about stroke, stroke services and stroke research.
Clodagh was working as a police officer when, in 2015, she had a devastating brain stem stroke which left her with locked-in syndrome. For three months, Clodagh was unable to move or speak and could only communicate by blinking.
The Stroke Association has launched it's first Information Point in the UK with a shop in Flintshire.