The UK Stroke Forum Conference 2016

The UK Stroke Forum Conference is the largest multidisciplinary stroke event in the UK, attracting over 1400 delegates from across the stroke care pathway. It’s an unmissable event for anyone working in the field of stroke care. See the preliminary programme. uk_stroke_forum_preliminary_programme_as_of_16-09-16  






The latest in stroke rehabilitation

This Clinical Medicine Journal (published in London by the Royal College of Physicians)  Concise Guideline abstracts key recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Clinical Guideline 162 on stroke rehabilitation of particular relevance to clinicians in general medicine, to inform their front-line practice and promote liaison and collaboration with the specialist service.






Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme October 2015

The tenth report from the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) today reveals that 14 stroke services scored an overall ‘A’ grade for the quality of care they provide for patients. This demonstrates that a world-class service in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is achievable. The report published today relates to patients admitted between April […]






UK stroke Forum Conference 4th-6th December 2012

The UK Stroke Forum conference is the largest UK multidisciplinary stroke conference of the year, bringing together around 1,500 healthcare professionals involved in stroke care and research. Conference dates are 4 to 6 December 2012 at the Harrogate International Centre. The UK Stroke Forum offers healthcare professionals and all those with an interest in stroke the opportunity […]






Welcome address to the 22nd XXII European Stroke Congress London May 2013

It is a great pleasure to invite you to the XXII European Stroke Conference, which will be held in London for the first time, from 28 May to 31 May 2013. The ESC has become the premier educational and scientific event in the field and attracts delegates from all over the world. The scientific programme […]






Long term Statin treatment

Practicing evidence based medicine means that you initiate statin treatment for the patients with cardiovascular diseases or TIA/Stroke if the level of the total cholesterol is >3.5 mmol/L. The clinical question arise all the time about the duration of the treatment with statin itself and if there is any side effect of this treatment. We […]






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