Stroke Association comment on NHS England Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases announcement

News   •   Aug 09, 2018 14:36 BST

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Dominic Brand, Executive Director of External Affairs at the Stroke Association said:

“We welcome the announcement by NHS England today which recognises stroke as a key priority condition within the new Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases focus. We’re pleased that NHS England recognised the need to continue to drive through the advances that are so desperately needed in stroke treatment and care. It is thanks to the support and commitment of all the stroke survivors and their families who campaigned with us and the dedicated professional stroke community that this devastating condition is now getting the recognition it deserves. Despite improvements in hospital treatment, stroke remains the 4th biggest killer and the leading cause of adult disability so it’s only right that it receives equal attention alongside other major conditions such as cancer and heart disease.

“We are also pleased to be taking a leading role in the development and implementation of the Stroke Programme which will sit under the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disease framework. Juliet Bouverie, Chief Executive of the Stroke Association co-chairs the group and will continue to lead on ensuring the voices of stroke survivors are heard and represented. We look forward to welcoming the new national plan for stroke which will provide more detail on what this new focus on stroke will mean in practice. Today’s announcement is great news for everyone affected by stroke. We will work to ensure that we see the same level of improvements in stroke rehabilitation and long-term support that we have seen in hospital treatment over the last 10 years so that no more stroke survivors feel abandoned when they leave hospital.”

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Diwrnod o hwyl a sioe gŵn i gefnogi strôc.

Press Releases   •   Aug 16, 2018 11:30 BST

Mae’r hyfforddwr cŵn Nikki Cantrill yn addo diwrnod o hwyl ac adloniant yn Sioe Gwn Powys K9. Trefnwyd y sioe er côf am ei thad a fu farw o strôc. Bydd y digwyddiad yn cael ei gynnal ar 2 Medi, ar dir y busnes helpodd Tony Cantrill i’w ferch Nikki sefydlu.

Fun Day and Dog Show in support of The Stroke Association

Press Releases   •   Aug 16, 2018 11:23 BST

Llansanfraid dog trainer, Nikki Cantrill, has organised a dog show in memory of her father who died following a stroke in July. The event will be held on 2nd September on the grounds of the dog training business Tony Cantrill helped his daughter establish.

Folkestone stroke survivors to benefit from Stroke Association’s new service

Press Releases   •   Aug 16, 2018 10:06 BST

The Stroke Association has launched a new service which will support people affected by stroke in Folkestone.

Wimbledon stroke survivor set to tackle cycle challenge for the Stroke Association

Press Releases   •   Aug 14, 2018 15:15 BST

A Wimbledon stroke survivor is gearing up to cycle from London to Brighton on Sunday 16 September, to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association. 


Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2018 14:57 BST

Bydd llawer mwy o oroeswyr strôc a'u gofalwyr ledled Cymru bellach yn gallu cael cymorth ychwanegol i helpu gyda'u hadferiadau, diolch i lansiad prosiect newydd ‘Camau Cymunedol Strôc' gan y Gymdeithas Strôc.


Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2018 14:50 BST

Many more stroke survivors and their carers across Wales will be now able to receive additional support to help with their recoveries, thanks to the launch of a brand new project ‘Stroke Community Steps’ run by the Stroke Association.  

Stroke Association comment on beauty parlour stroke syndrome

News   •   Aug 07, 2018 11:26 BST

Alexis Kolodziej, Deputy Director for Policy at the Stroke Association said: “A stroke can sometimes be caused if you tear the lining of an artery in your neck. In many cases, there’s no clear reason behind this happening, but for some people it could be the result of an injury. There is a very small chance that an injury might be caused by extending your neck back in a chair to have your hair washed, but no definitive link has been established between hair washing and strokes. If you are worried about your stroke risk, the most important step you can take is to get your blood pressure checked. High blood pressure is the single biggest risk factor for stroke but it is treatable. It often presents no symptoms, so many people are unaware that they have it. Getting your blood pressure tested only takes a moment and it could save your life, so regular checks are extremely important.”

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Survivors take a Step Out for Stroke in Bury St Edmunds

Press Releases   •   Jul 31, 2018 16:48 BST

Over 40 stroke survivors and Bury St Edmunds residents raised over £4,600 for the Stroke Association, by taking part in the charity’s Step Out for Stroke walk in Abbey Gardens, on 28 July 2018.

Dagenham resident takes on cycle challenge for the Stroke Association

Press Releases   •   Jul 31, 2018 08:34 BST

Kelly Drake-Tapscott, 40 from Dagenham is taking on the Stroke Association’s Escape the City Bike Ride on Sunday 30 September 2018, after her father survived a stroke.

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