A New Era for Stroke is our campaign calling on the Department of Health and NHS England to develop a new national stroke strategy.

The government’s current stroke strategy is coming to an end and it has no plans to introduce a new one. Without a new stroke strategy, lives could be at risk.

So far 55,583 people have joined our callto develop a new national stroke strategy that will:

  • address the unacceptable variations in stroke care and treatment in England
  • drive new advances in treatment
  • improve support for people affected by stroke. 

Why we need A New Era for Stroke

Our stroke survey revealed that 45% of stroke survivors feel abandoned when they leave hospital because they aren’t getting the help and support they need.

Nearly half of stroke survivors weren’t contacted at all after leaving hospital and 30% of those surveyed rated the care they received at home as poor or very poor.

Read our A New Era for Stroke report to find out more about why a new national stroke strategy is still needed.

“I feel I've been left to fend for myself. As well as looking after my partner, I also have our 22 month old son to look after. I keep being told that I need to look after myself but I feel that there isn't the support to do it.”
Carer for stroke survivor

Support from clinical leaders in stroke

On 14 November 2016 clinical leaders in stroke put out a statement in support of a renewed national focus on stroke which covered the need for new treatments, improved post-acute care and prevention. This is cosigned by 19 clinical bodies right across the stroke care pathway and demonstrates the need for a new national plan for stroke following the end of the national stroke strategy.

Take action and join our campaign

Keep an eye out for our upcoming General Elections action where we'll be asking our supporters to contact their candidates on a new national plan for stroke. You can also sign up to receive regular email updates by joining the Campaigns Network

Contact us

Email the campaigns team at campaigns@stroke.org.uk