New network launches on 1st October

  • September 30th, 2021

We have now formally commenced as the Greater Manchester Neurorehabilitation & Integrated Stroke Delivery Network, bringing together the neurorehabilitation and stroke networks that have overseen service improvement in their respective clinical pathways since 2015.

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Stroke Patient & Carer Group – seeking new chair

  • September 20th, 2021

We are recruiting for a new chair of our Patient and Carer Group which has helped to support the network for the past 5 years. The Group currently has 12 members from across the region and with different experiences of stroke. (more…)

British Muslim Heritage Centre webinar on stroke

  • May 26th, 2021

We are collaborating with the British Muslim Heritage Centre based in Whalley Range, Trafford to help increase awareness on the recognition and prevention of stroke in Greater Manchester ethnic minority communities. (more…)

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…)