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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 arms-length bodies 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 […]

Ismalia de Sousa

@NHS from 10/09/18 to 14/09/18 Twitter: @Ismalia_S Job title: Clinical nurse specialist in stroke Place of work: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Ismalia de Sousa qualified as a general registered nurse in Portugal in 2009 in Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa, that included a three month clinical placement in Helsinki (Finland) as part of the ERASMUS […]

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 […]

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership

In West Yorkshire and Harrogate, 50 neighbourhoods are bringing social, physical and mental health care closer together, and seven local health and care partnerships are being created in six defined places where council and NHS commissioners and care providers plan services together (Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield). They are supported […]

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 […]

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 […]

NHS in South West pledges support for stroke survivors on World Stroke Day

The Medical Director of the NHS in the South West has today given her backing to a new tool to help survivors of a stroke. To mark World Stroke Day, Liz Mearns urged people to make use of a new online platform and guide for stroke survivors, and their families and carers. Prevention and treatment […]