New research published

  • June 20th, 2016

Researchers in London and Manchester have published more results as part of their ongoing NIHR funded project investigating the centralisation of acute stroke services in these cities compared to the rest of England. You can read the full paper here. (more…)

SSNAP summary of stroke care

  • June 9th, 2016

The Royal College of Physicians have published an eye catching and simple summary of stroke care from the SSNAP audit.

You can download it here


Flying after a stroke

  • June 2nd, 2016

Different Strokes have worked with an airport parking company to come up with some information about flying after stroke. Read the blog here.

Stepping Hill Hospital study day

  • May 31st, 2016

The stroke team at Stepping Hill Hospital held a study day in their education centre on 26th May. The day helped support learning on a wide range of topics including thrombolysis, scanning and rehabilitation.

Service improvement collaborative event a success

  • May 31st, 2016

On 12th May, the network worked with AQuA and our local Strategic Clinical Network to host a collaborative event focusing on improving regional stroke services.

The day was attended by >100 people from across the North West, with a range of topics and practical support discussed. You can download the presentations from the event here.

Another event is planned later in the year.



NICE release updated Quality Standard for stroke

  • April 12th, 2016

NICE have updated their quality standard from 2010 which now has more of an emphasis on rehabilitation. You can down load the updated document here or find out more from their website here.

Network seeks patient/carer Co-Chair of Board and members for new group

  • March 31st, 2016

As part of our aim to better engage and involve stroke survivors and their carers in improving stroke care in our region, we will be recruiting a lay Co-chair to our Board and also setting up a group to help shape what we do.

You can find out more here or via an easy read version.

Closing date for the chair role is 20th April. For details of both opportunities please email Gill Pearl (

Parliamentary debut for the network

  • March 31st, 2016

Dr Jordi Morell, one of our Clinical Leads, was invited to talk to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Stroke at Portcullis House on 22nd March. The meeting was chaired by Baroness Wheeler with Baroness Masham of Ilton, Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank and National Clinical Director for Stroke Professor Tony Rudd amongst the attendees as well as representatives from the Stroke Association and RCP Stroke Programme.

His talk was well received, everyone was very impressed with our achievements so far and were keen to hear the outcome of our 12 month review this summer.

This meeting is the first step in convincing the Government to renew their commitment to Stroke, we will keep you informed of ways in which you can help in this effort.