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Stroke survivors, carers, family members and friends are experts in what it's like to experience and live with stroke. People affected by stroke are involved in many areas of our work, from helping to decide what research we fund, to collaborating with the researchers we fund on their studies. Find out how you can get involved to help shape stroke research in the future.
Today, we held an exciting day of training for our early-career researchers about Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in stroke research. The day was chaired by Laura Piercy, our Research Engagement Officer.
Last week we held our 12th UK Stroke Club Conference at East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham. Our research engagement officer shared our initiatives in Patient and Public Involvement in research (PPI) advising on how those affected by stroke can have their say on the research that we fund.
Sharron Davies MBE, Olympic swimmer and well-known TV presenter, is championing the Stroke Association’s 2015 Step out for Stroke series. Sharron is encouraging stroke survivors, their families, friends and supporters to sign up to the sponsored walking events in their local community.
This year, the UK Stroke Assembly North event was held in Manchester. On day two, the morning plenary was all about stroke research, including how patients can get involved in shaping it.
Over 150 stroke survivors, carers, volunteers and stroke professionals attended the UK Stroke Assembly North (30-31 May in Crewe). The aim of the event is to give a voice to people affected by stroke and aphasia, providing an opportunity to meet with and influence decision makers.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans provide lots of data on the health of a person’s brain, not all of which is routinely used in clinical practice. This project will continue the development of tools to assess the brain scans of people with stroke.
Delegates at the 2019 UK Stroke Assembly events in Northern Ireland and East Midlands told us the key messages they want stroke professionals to be aware of.
Moving more after a stroke can be a massive boost to your recovery, your confidence and your wellbeing. Find information and tips on being more active after a stroke.