$6M programme to tackle cognitive decline after stroke

  • July 2nd, 2019

Local stroke specialists are to begin a $6M programme aimed at preventing cognitive decline after stroke.

Problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment affect up to a third of people who’ve had a stroke within five years and this can have a major impact on their quality of life. It’s a top priority for stroke research and now experts worldwide will work together in a new network called Stroke-IMPaCT (Stroke – Immune Mediated Pathways and Cognitive Trajectories). (more…)

DECIDE study – using evidence to spread innovation

  • June 11th, 2019

The network has been involved in the “DEcisions in health Care to Introduce or Diffuse innovations using Evidence” (DECIDE) study, led by researchers at the University of Manchester and University College London. (more…)


ESOC 2019 (European Stroke Conference)

  • May 30th, 2019

The 5th European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC 2019) was held last week in Milan, Italy between the 22-24 May.

More than 5,650 participants from almost 100 different countries attended and found the scientific programme both stimulating and enriching.

We have summarised some of the key results from the trials presented below.

Video interviews with the investigators can be found here. (more…)

Network Annual Report published

  • May 29th, 2019

We have just published our annual report for 2018/19 which showcases the achievements in stroke care in the region in the past year. These include: (more…)

A new direction for stroke treatment

  • May 8th, 2019

The New Statesman has published an article outlining the aspirations for stroke in the NHS England Long Term Plan. It covers how the surgical procedure thrombectomy will be expanded in England, and how new networks will help implement the changes needed to save 1,000 lives a year. We already have an organisation that does this of course!

You can view the article here

Rebuilding lives campaign launched

  • April 24th, 2019

On Friday 26th April, the Stroke Association are launching their first ever TV-led marketing campaign, Rebuilding Lives. This essential investment is a key part of their new strategy. It’ll help to raise the profile of stroke and its impact, and awareness of the charity, so they can reach more people who need help, and receive the support needed to do this. (more…)

North Manchester community team win award!

  • March 25th, 2019

The North Manchester community stroke and neuro-rehabilitation team recently won “Clinical Team of the Year” in an award scheme run by their employer – Manchester Local Care Organisation. (more…)

New research highlights visual problems after stroke

  • March 12th, 2019

A new University study, published in PLOS One, highlights the high incidence and prevalence of visual problems in acute stroke survivors.

In order to ascertain the number of new cases of Post stroke visual impairment (PSVI) and their prevalence, researchers from the University’s Department of Health Services Research, led by Professor Fiona Rowe (pictured) examined stroke assessments of 1033 patients from three stroke units over one year. (more…)