United Kingdom 2010

The Stroke Association in Scotland

October 29 2010
Aviemore, The Highlands, Scotland
We are organising a blood pressure testing day at The Annual Rotary (district 1020) conference in Scotland. World Stroke Day will be a fitting day to announce our new three year partnership with this Scottish rotary. This rotary is one of three districts in Scotland with over 60 rotary clubs in the area. The partnership will involve rotary clubs across this district taking part in our 'Know Your Blood Pressure' campaign to raise awareness of blood pressure and the link between blood pressure and stroke. This will be carried out mainly through blood pressure testing days.

The conference has over 700 people registered already.

We will be setting up a blood pressure stall, where we will be carrying out blood pressure checks - this will happen throughout the course of the day. The Stroke Association has produced its own materials to help promote the campaign and encourage people to take part.

We will promote the day through advertising in the conference brochure and we also aim to secure media coverage on the day.

Website: www.stroke.org.uk

Contact Details:
The Stroke Association in Scotland
Ms. Angela E. Macleod
Links House, 15 Links Place
Edinburgh EH6 7EZ
UK
Work Phone: +44 131 555 7244
Home Phone: +44 131 225 2426
Fax: +44 131 555 7259
E-mail Address: Angela.Macleod@stroke.org.uk

Scottish Stroke Research Network

28 October 2010
Glasgow
Scottish Stroke Research Network World Stroke Day - Invitation to a lunch time discussion

We will invite up to 30 guests that will comprise stroke survivors, carers, Lay people and general public, to a lunch time discussion. We will also invite a number of health care professionals from various areas in stroke care.

We plan to have two presentations;

Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Director of SSRN Professor Matthew Walters will start the day with an introduction to the SSRN.

Research Fellow, Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHP), Glasgow University Dr Alex Pollock, will follow by presenting information on the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership (JLA PSP) which focuses on identifying treatment uncertainties relating to 'Life after Stroke in Scotland'.

Professor Walters will then present The History & Development of Imaging which will look at the interpretation of imaging in stroke care & importance in clinical diagnosis.

We will close the day by giving our guests an opportunity to put their questions to the professionals.

Website: http://scotland.uksrn.ac.uk/

Contact Details:
Scottish Stroke Research Network
Ms. Karen McBurnie
4th Floor, Walton Building Glasgow Royal Infirmary G4 OSF
Glasgow G4 OSF
UK
Work Phone: 0141 211 4874
E-mail Address: karen.mcburnie@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

TLC Care Services Stroke Project / City and Hackney PCT

25/10/2010 - 2/11/2010
London, United Kingdom
What's happening in Hackney?

Stroke is the cause of 24% of annual deaths from cardiovascular disease in Hackney.
The following dates and events are focused around World Stroke Day - 29th October 2010 - and have been organised by a collaboration between TLC Care Services Stoke Project Team;
Homerton Hospital Stroke and TIA Unit; the London Borough of Hackney and the Corporation of London's Young at Heart Programme.

25-26 OCT Health information sessions on Diet and free NHS health
checks at Homerton Hospital

27 OCT Stroke Awareness Workshop at the Sharp End in Hackney

28 OCT Stroke Awareness Workshop and Presentation at Golden Lane
Community Centre

29 OCT TLC Care Stroke Project Drop-in Hackney Central Library

1-2 NOV Free Blood Pressure checks at Hackney Services Centre

Website: www.tlccare.org.uk

Contact Details:
TLC Care Services Stroke Project / City and Hackney PCT
Mr. Patrick Morgan
3rd Floor 77 East Road London N1 6AH
London N1 6AH
UK
Work Phone: 0207 017 2830
E-mail Address: patrickmorgan@tlccare.org.uk

Surrey Heart and Stroke Network

October 29 2010
Dorking Halls, Surrey, UNITED KINGDOM
Living with Stroke 2010 is an event focused upon life after stroke. We asked our patients, carers and public to tell us what information they needed and wanted to help them move on from stroke. They talked and we listened and created a specialist day dedicated to people in Surrey.

Living with stroke 2010 is a day packed full of expert speakers and exhibitors giving information about services that focus on helping people get back to the lives they want to lead.

Talks include: back to work, tourism, patient experiences, stress management and stands from Dyscover, Talk, Carers Support but to name a few. Plus, there's a seated excercise class, hand- massage demonstrations and a speak-easy forum encouraging people to find their voice.

Website: http://www.surreyhealth.nhs.uk/services/HeartStrokeNetwork/Pages/home.aspx

Contact Details:
Surrey Heart and Stroke Network
Ms. Nadia Kassim
Nightingale House St Peters Hospital Chertsey
Surrey KT16 0PZ
UK
Work Phone: 01932 723 723
E-mail Address: surreyheartandstrokenetwork.nhs.net

NHS Barnet

October 29 2010
London, UNITED KINGDOM
In commemoration of World Stroke Day, we will have a manned information stall in our hospital foyer to increase local awareness of stroke and stroke prevention, including asking local residents of their knowledge about the FAST campaign.

We will also be hosting an open afternoon for patients, relatives, local residents and our referring organisations to promote our inpatient stroke rehabilitation service with information from different health professionals.

Contact Details:
NHS Barnet
Ms. Fiona Neely
Edgware Community Hospital Burnt Oak Broadway Edgware
London HA8 0AD
UK
Work Phone: 0208 732 6775
E-mail Address: fiona.neely@barnet.nhs.uk

NHS Haringey / Haringey Council

October 29 2010
The Decorium, 22 Western Road, Wood Green London , N22 6UH, UNITED KINGDOM
World Stroke Day Conference

Improving Stroke Services in Haringey
Progress and next steps

Topics Covered:
The NEW Stroke Pathway for Haringey Residents that started on 19th July 2010
Current Level of the Publics Awareness of Stroke in Haringey
Client Experience of Stroke Services
Community Stroke Rehabilitation
Services aimed at Facilitating Re-integration Back Into the Community
Stroke amongst children
Strengths and Areas to Develop
Priorities for 2010 / 2011

Conference open to stroke survivors, family, carers, staff and interested members of the public. Haringey has made major improvements into developing services for stroke survivors and their families over the last year. Come to the conference to hear about these changes but also to learn about the new services.

Blood pressure monitoring and NHS health checks will also be available free of charge

The conference is FREE OF CHARGE, however, please book in advance (Lunch provided)

To reserve a place, please email Linda Augustine at
linda.augustine@haringey.nhs.uk
OR telephone on 020 8442 6378
(BEFORE 15th October)

Contact Details:
NHS Haringey / Haringey Council
Mr. Tristan Brice
A1, Block A St Ann's Hospital St Ann's Road
London N15 3TH
UK
Work Phone: 020 8442 6981
E-mail Address: tristan.brice@haringey.nhs.uk

Medway Community Health Team

October 29 2010
Rochester, UK
- We are having an Open Day for people to visit the ward

- Invitations have been sent out to all patients of the ward.

- We will be offering bp checks and advice, a raffle guess-the-weight of the cake, smoking cessation, nutritional advice, and much more...

Contact Details:
Medway Community Health Team
Mrs. Charmaine Norton-Hargood
Merton Ward St Barts Hospital New Road Rochester Kent ME1 1DS
Rochester Me1 1DS
Kent
UK
Work Phone: 01634810996
E-mail Address: c.nortonhargood@nhs.net

The Stroke Association, UK

October 29 2010
England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, UNITED KINGDOM
The Stroke Association in the UK will be promoting World Stroke Day with an editorial article in the Winter 2010 issue of our magazine, Stroke News.

The article will focus on the main 1 in 6 message of World Stroke Day and call for readers to help raise awareness by printing out the day's pamphlet and passing it on to six people.

The magazine is read by 90,000 stroke survivors, their families, carers, friends and health professionals across the United Kingdom.

Website: www.stroke.org.uk

Contact Details:
The Stroke Association, UK
Ms. Zoe Beer
Stroke House, 240 City Road
London EC1V 2PR
UK
Work Phone: 020 7450 0300
E-mail Address: zoe.beer@stroke.org.uk

Hywel Dda Health Board

October 29 2010
Carmarthenshire, UNITED KINGDOM
We will be having a manned information stall at Glangwili Hospital Carmarthen in front hall reception.
Also at Prince Phillip Hospital Llanelli, outside the canteen.

To increase local awareness of stroke and stroke prevention which will include the FAST campaign.

Contact Details:
Hywel Dda Health Board
Mrs. Jayne Thomas
Glangwili Hospital Carmarthen and Prince Phillip Hospital Llanelli
Carmarthenshire SA31 2AF
UK
Work Phone: 01267-227006
E-mail Address: Jayne.Thomas7@wales.nhs.uk

Neurosupport

October 29 2010
Neurosupport, Liverpool, UK
An information event organised by Neurosupport, the Stroke Association and Liverpool Royal/Broadgreen Hospitals - offering information, advice and inspiration. Information stalls all day - speakers from 2pm to 4pm.

Website: www.worldstrokeday2010.tumblr.com

Contact Details:
Neurosupport
Mr. Danny J Start
Norton Street
Liverpool L4 2TH
Merseyside
UK
Work Phone: 0151 298 3281
E-mail Address: danny@neurosupport.org.uk

West Essex Community Health Services - Speech and Language Therapy Department

October 29 2010
Epping, UK
Stroke awareness prevention in the local community. Providing information about stroke awareness, prevention and the role of speech and language therapy in stroke.

Contact Details:
West Essex Community Health Services - Speech and Language Therapy Department
Ms. Rosalind/Clare McVey/Dwyer
Epping Forest Unit St Margaret's Hospital The Plain Epping
Epping CM16 6TN
Essex
UK
Work Phone: 01992561666
E-mail Address: rosalind.mcvey@westessexpct.nhs.uk

HOMERTON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

October 29 2010
HOMERTON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST, UK
A two-day event initiated and organised by the Transient Ischaemic Attack(TIA) Nurse Specialist under the TIA /stroke services to raise public and patient awareness that stroke can be prevented if risk factors for stroke are identified and lifestyles modified.

TIA (commonly called mini-stroke) have exactly the same symptoms as stroke. The only difference is that the symptoms completely disappear within few minutes and as a result, people often ignore it and fail to seek medical help.TIA is a medical emergency and without treatment, about 1 in 4 people who have had a TIA will go on to have a stroke. TIA is a warning that there is an impending stroke and that measures must be taken to prevent it.

The awareness event focused on offering free health checks to identify those at risk of stroke. Health checks on blood pressure, blood sugar, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol level were performed and participants encouraged to know the value of their numbers and what value constitute a normal range. There were strands from the Hackney diabetic centre, nutrition and dietetics department and the stroke project. All participants received dietary advise, health education and health promotion leaflets on identifying stroke symptoms, 1 in 6 posters, diet, TIA, exercise, smoking, irregular heart beat (Atrial fibrillation), blood pressure, excessive salt intake.

The "1 in 6" poster is displayed in and around the hospital including all the wards and will remain displayed for the duration of this campaign as a reminder that,
STROKE CAN BE PREVENTED AND THAT PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.

Website: www.homerton.nhs.uk

Contact Details:
HOMERTON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Ms. Christophine Asogwa
Homerton Row London E9 6SR
London E9 6SR
UK
Work Phone: +44(0)208 510 7577
Home Phone: +44(0)7536852220
E-mail Address: christophineasogwa@nhs.net

Sickle Cell and Young Stroke Survivors

29/10/2010 - 6/11/2010
London, UK
Sickle Cell Anaemia is a genetic blood disorder that causes blockages in blood vessels in the body causing severe pain, strokes and other severe complications that can affect the children’s everyday life and their learning ability.

When a child has a stroke, it can affect their cognitive learning ability and mobility, which affects their education. The charity from inception has been fighting to raise the awareness of stroke in children caused by sickle cell anaemia. This is one of the complications that can occur between the ages of 2 t0 16 years and can have devastating long-term effects on the child and the whole family. It is also an area the does not get much attention.

We are having a "Bravery Award Night" to recognise children that have had a stroke on the 6th of November 2010 at The Grange City Hotel, 8 â€" 14 Coopers Row, Tower Hill, London EC3N 2BD at 6pm to 12am prompt. Entrance fee is now £35 and £60 VIP.

Come and support young children who have had a stroke. Tickets are limited so log onto the website to buy your tickets. Contact Carol on 07903 654 608 for more details.

Contact Details:
Sickle Cell and Young Stroke Survivors
Mrs. Carol Nwosu
801 Old Kent Road
London SE15 1NX
London
UK
Work Phone: 02073584828
E-mail Address: Info@scyss.org

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