F.A.S.T. campaign given a boost in Stockport

  • May 6th, 2021

This week, Stepping Hill Hospital have been sharing important messaging around the recognition of stroke, supporting the national F.A.S.T. campaign led by Public Health England. (more…)

New ISDN bulletin from national stroke team

  • March 29th, 2021

The team based in the Clinical Policy Unit at NHS England have released the first of their new regular bulletins. You can find the issue for March 2021 here.

Network appoints two new Clinical Directors

  • March 29th, 2021

We are delighted to announce the appointment of two new Clinical Directors to head up the Greater Manchester Integrated Stroke Network. Tracy Walker will continue in her support of community, with Dr Adrian Parry Jones joining us to lead on the hospital pathway. Their clinical leadership will help guide the network through the next phase of its development as we work to implement the new national service specification for stroke. (more…)

Act F.A.S.T. relaunched to raise awareness that stroke is a medical emergency

  • March 12th, 2021

On 8 March 2021, Public Health England, in association with the Stroke Association, relaunched the Act F.A.S.T. stroke campaign, which highlights that a stroke is a medical emergency and urges the public to call 999 immediately if they notice any single one of the signs of a stroke in themselves or others. (more…)

BASIC reopening of services including digital clinic for Salford residents

  • March 3rd, 2021

BASIC is a charity that supports people with brain and spinal injuries and is based in Salford, near to the hospital. The organisation has been closed for clients to attend the gym, virtual reality, cafe but has remained open for psychological support namely CBT, EMDR and well-being. On the physical side, the physiotherapists have been offering online classes: upper limb for stroke; ‘Fame’ class and Capoiera. They are also offering support to help digitally enable Salford residents via a special clinic. (more…)

Network’s Christmas message 2020

  • December 22nd, 2020

Watch our Christmas message featuring the team and others from across the network plus a special guest star!

Speakeasy at Home – Supporting people with aphasia during the pandemic – a collaborative approach – Live Event

  • November 4th, 2020

The event was held on the 3rd November via MS Teams and the slides are available if you click here

The videos are not available in the slides but you can find the full training video on our You Tube channel or by clicking here

World Stroke Day – 29th October

  • October 29th, 2020

World Stroke Day is celebrated this year on the 29th October. In normal times, we use the day to highlight stroke across the region and hold events and activities to raise awareness. (more…)