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.
Physiotherapist James Benson talks about why the UK Stroke Forum Conference is such an important event for physiotherapists.
Join other medics, nurses and allied health professionals working in stroke care, who want to hear the latest stroke research and develop their practice.
The UK Stroke Assembly North took place on 30-31 May 2017 at Crewe Hall, Cheshire. Over 150 people affected by stroke came together to take action and have their say on stroke and aphasia. Read about the event, view photos and presentations from the plenary talks and workshops.
Yesterday was day two of this year's UK Stroke Assembly South event in Stansted, Essex. Some of our researchers spoke at the event, sharing important insights into key areas of stroke research. There was also a stand showcasing our EVA Park project, which aims to help stroke survivors with aphasia regain communication skills and confidence.
The Stroke Association is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), which is the national membership organisation of leading medical and health research charities in the UK. Published today, the AMRC's 'Making a difference: Impact report 2017' highlights how the research of its member charities makes a difference.
Discover how stroke research changed the story for both John and Karen – the real heroes behind our current research campaign
On Tuesday 13 June the UK Stroke Forum (UKSF) hosted the sixth Northern Ireland Stroke Conference in the vibrant city of Belfast, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Multidisciplinary Stroke Teams (NIMAST). The scientific programme included 15 speakers,and included Stroke Association funded research.
As part of our research programme, we fund exceptional candidates from stroke professional backgrounds to our prestigious Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship positions. Meet our new fellows for 2017.
Some of our researchers were talking at this week's UK Stroke Assembly North event in Crewe. They shared important insights into areas of stroke research that people affected by stroke have said are really important to them.