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Stroke patients in England set to receive revolutionary new treatment

An estimated 8,000 stroke patients a year are set to benefit from an advanced emergency treatment which can significantly decrease the risk of long-term disability and also save millions of pounds in long term health and social care costs. NHS England has announced that it will commission mechanical thrombectomy so it can become more widely […]


NHS England is working with partners, including the Stroke Association and other ALBs to improve stroke care along the full pathway from symptom onset to ongoing care. This includes prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in partnership with stroke survivors and their carers. What is stroke Stroke is the leading cause of disability and the fourth largest […]

Significant improvements in NHS stroke care, new study finds

Patients are receiving significantly improved NHS stroke care, an independent report published today has revealed. The fourth annual report, commissioned by NHS England, states that patients are getting much quicker access to the vital tests and treatment they need when they have a stroke, greatly improving their chances of recovery. On the key indicators for […]

Black and ethnic minority NHS staff honoured in NHS Windrush 70 Awards

A mother and daughter who have dedicated their working lives to the NHS are amongst the black and minority ethnic NHS staff who have been honoured as part of NHS England’s Windrush awards. Winners of the prestigious awards include retired nurse Beatrice Akyeampong, who was recognised alongside her daughter, Dr Vanessa Apea, a sexual health […]


The NHS is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to talk about the wide array of opportunities being created by advances in science, technology and information, and to thank the extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday heroes – who are […]

Major changes in stroke care can save lives

It’s the fourth biggest killer in the UK, and a leading cause of disability.  Not only this, but stroke comes at a huge price, costing NHS and social care around £1.7 billion a year in England. With England’s National Stroke Strategy due to come to an end this year, we need to drive forward much-needed […]


What is the programme and its aims We support the administration of a stroke clinical advisory group in order to oversee and provide directional guidance for the clinical area. Included in the terms of reference for the group are the following commitments: Clinically and managerially oversee the development and delivery of stroke specific network strategies […]


Diabetes NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) – Our network led implementation as a first wave NHS DPP site commencing in April 2016 for Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Supported all East Midlands STPs in developing proposals for NHS DPP move to STP delivery from 2018/19. Supported STPs in the development of applications for the Diabetes […]

D04. Neurosciences

Scope The neuroscience Clinical Reference Group (CRG) covers specialised neuroscience services and specialised adult neurosurgery. Membership Chair: Professor Adrian Williams, Consultant Neurologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. Philip White, North Paul Eldridge, North Stephen Sturman, Midlands & East Rodney Laing, Midlands & East Michael Dilley, London Kevin O’Neill, London Paul Grundy, South Andria Merrison, […]