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.

More research published on centralisation of stroke services in Manchester

  • January 26th, 2016

A new article has been published reviewing the management and leadership of full centralisation of the acute stroke care pathway in Manchester, when compared to London. The region continues to be part of the follow up study funded by the National Institute for Health Research.

You can download the full paper here or a read short summary here.



ODN Launch event a success

  • January 26th, 2016

The network held its official launch event on Friday 22nd January 2016 with a packed programme of speakers. The keynote address was delivered by Professor Tony Rudd, National Director for Stroke, who focused on the next ten years of advancing stroke care in the UK. Also presenting was our Clinical Lead Dr Jane Molloy who expanded on the work of the ODN, and Professor Pippa Tyrell talked widely about current research. Tracy Walker discussed the benefits of integrated stroke community rehabilitation and members of four voluntary sector organisations shared their insights into how the NHS could better work with their groups, and help stroke survivors and carers access the important services they provide. Follow the links to download the presentations. (more…)

We now have a Twitter feed

  • January 25th, 2016

You can now follow us on Twitter @GMStrokeODN