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…)

Network stroke conference bigger and better than ever!

  • March 7th, 2019

The network held its 3rd annual conference on 6th March at the AJ Bell Stadium in Eccles, with over 160 people attending. This year, the day went ahead as planned without the intervention of the weather, as snow disrupted last year’s event! (more…)

Final report on research into re-organising hospital stroke care published

  • March 4th, 2019

The region has been part of an NIHR research study investigating the impacts of re-organising hospital stroke services in different parts of the country. A final report has now been published:

“Evaluation of reconfigurations of acute stroke services in different regions of England and lessons for implementation: a mixed-methods study”  (more…)

New research published showing benefits of re-organisation of inpatient services

  • January 24th, 2019

The region has been part of a research study:  ‘Innovations in major system reconfiguration in England: a study of the effectiveness, acceptability and processes of implementation of different models of stroke care’, funded by the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research programme. (more…)