A professor from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been recognised with a Special Recognition Life After Stroke Award, for her contribution to improving the lives of stroke survivors through better stroke care and research.
Thousands of people are at risk of stroke because they fail to recognise the signs of a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA, also known as mini-stroke), according to the findings of a new poll(i) launched today on World Stroke Day (29 October 2012).
The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Professor of Stroke Care has been awarded the DBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. Professor Caroline Watkins, who is the only stroke care professor in the UK, was honoured for her services to stroke and nursing care.
The Child Stroke Project is a collaboration between the Stroke Association and the Evelina London Children's Hospital.
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).
Researchers at University College London say that stroke care needs to be centralised in large specialist units in a radical shake-up of hospitals.
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 research funding dedicated to stroke remains disproportionately small. With an ageing population, the burden of stroke is set to rise.
Today, the Chief Scientist Office and the Stroke Association celebrate a partnership that will build on the excellence of stroke research in Scotland.