The UK Stroke Assembly Central took place on Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 July 2019 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport, Derby.

Run over two full days this residential event was packed with positive vibes and determination that things are changing and stroke is been made a priority.  Attended by more than 200 stroke survivors, carers, volunteers and stroke professionals and a further reach of over 30,000 people watching the online live broadcasts showcasing different aspects of the event.

The highlight of the event for many was the powerful and emotional interview by Nick Ede with stroke survivor and Paralympian Megan Giglia MBE.  Captivating the audience in the room and online with her own remarkable stroke journey from ‘Stroke to Rio’. ‘One of the most powerful, inspiring, emotional, funny talks I’ve ever heard’.

Get involved in the National Stroke Programme

If you wish to get more involved in the National Stroke Programme follow this link to find out more about paid opportunities to work alongside leading NHS professionals to shape future stroke care. 

Main talks

  • Living our values and rebuilding lives after stroke 
    Juliet Bouverie, Stephen King, David Jones, Donna Tipping, Paul McLean
    (view slides)
     
  • Looking forward in our research programme 
    Kate Holmes, Sandra Regan
    (view slides)
     
  • Stroke Recovery to Rio 
    Megan Giglia MBE and Nick Ede
    (watch talk)
     
  • Making stroke a priority: update on the National Stroke Programme
    Hilary Reynolds CBE, Dr Deborah Lowe, Juliet Bouverie, Charlotte Nicholls, Emma Raven
    (view slides)  (watch talk)
     
  • Listening to you loud and clear: 10,000 stroke survivors and carers told us what matters most
    Margaret Cheng, Mark Cadman
    (view slides)

    Click here to find out more about the lived experience report.
     
  • Your UK Stroke Assembly Experience and Closing Remarks
    Tony Banks, Joanie and Sarah Scott
    (no presentation)

Workshops

  • ​Help us select this year’s research priorities
    Laura Piercy and Richard Francis
    (view slides)
     
  • Rebuilding Lives: Making communities more stroke friendly
    Scott Smith and Becky Francis
    (view slides)  (watch workshop)
     
  • Rehabilitation training after stroke
    Pete Rumbold
    (no presentation)
     
  • How can you get involved with our work on the new National Stroke Programme
    Jessica Rich and Beth Exworth and Emma Raven
    (view slides)
     
  • Aphasia and the Arts: how creative activity can help
    Melanie Derbyshire and Stella Cairns
    (view slides)
     
  • Caring and Me 
    Samantha Jones and Margaret Harrod
    (no presentation)
     
  • What does our stroke community look like?
    Margaret Cheng and Mark Cadman
    (view slides)
     
  • Stroke to the core
    Josh Murphy
    (view slides)

List of exhibitors

Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
(visit website)

EasyRise Ltd 
(visit website)

Dorset Orthopaedic
(visit website)

Holidays with Care Ltd, The Bond Hotel
(visit website) 

Different Strokes
(visit website)

Royal National Institute of Blind People Different Strokes
(visit website)

Say Aphasia
(visit website) 

Independent People Homecare
(visit website)

Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme
(visit website)

UK Stroke Forum
(visit website)

My Stroke Guide
(visit website)

Ability Net
(visit website)

Sponsors

The UK Stroke Assembly Central 2019 was sponsored by:

Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
(visit website)

Easy Rise Ltd
(visit website)

Dorset Orthopedic
(visit website)

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