BASIC open day showcases virtual reality

  • September 6th, 2016

BASIC will be holding an open day on the 14th September to demonstrate how virtual reality can help aid recovery from brain injuries such as stroke.

No appointment is needed, just drop in at: 554 Eccles New Road, Salford M5 5AP

Weekend effect an over simplification in stroke care

  • August 31st, 2016

The SSNAP team have analysed over 70,000 records from 199 stroke units and have published research showing there is weekly variation by time and day of admission in delivery of stroke care, but that the weekend effect is an over simplification.

You can read the Lancet article here.

UK Stroke Forum GP training event

  • August 25th, 2016

Liverpool are hosting the 11th UK Stroke Forum Conference from 28-30 November 2016 at the ACC. The UK Stroke Forum is the UK’s largest multidisciplinary stroke conference with over 1,400 stroke care professionals attending each year. (more…)

New study to tackle swallowing problems after stroke

  • August 17th, 2016

Stroke researchers are to test a new treatment that could help patients with swallowing problems (dysphagia) related to stroke. Up to 50 per cent of patients with acute stroke develop dysphagia, which can have devastating consequences and even be fatal. (more…)

BASIC celebrate 30 years

  • July 22nd, 2016

The Brain and Spinal Injury Centre (BASIC) in Salford are celebrating 30 years during 2016. They have released a timeline of their journey over years which you can download here.

Reflecting nature event

  • July 4th, 2016

The Stroke Association would like to invite you to join them to meet artist and stroke survivor Mark Ware and to hear about his latest work ‘Reflecting Nature’ an exhibition bringing together art and science to explore how we respond to nature and artificial stimuli. (more…)

National Stroke Nursing Forum seeks members

  • June 28th, 2016

The National Stroke Nursing Forum (NSNF) is seeking regional members to join their steering committee.

UCLAN are in the process of major re-organisation of the NSNF this year, with one aspect being a regional focus for the NSNF members to have closer contact with the organisation.  We are keen to get regional representation on the NSNF steering committee from the North West in the form of a regional lead and regional deputy. (more…)

New Chair in stroke

  • June 20th, 2016

We are delighted to hear that Dr Craig Smith has been awarded an honorary chair by Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, and will become Professor of Stroke Medicine from 1st August. (more…)