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    Campaign for better stroke care


    Nine out of 10 stroke survivors in England are left unsupported and isolated, according to new figures from the Stroke Association, which today launched an awareness campaign.

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    £64m research project boost


    Seven new partnerships between NHS organisations and universities will get a total of 64m to research ways of improving treatment and new ways of working.

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    Yorkshire publishes vision for delivering Darzi reforms


    Higher life expectancy and fewer admissions to hospital for patients with long-term conditions, brought about in part by increased patient responsibility, are among the goals for NHS Yorkshire and the Humber.

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    UK behind on stroke care - Health Foundation


    The UK lags behind other developed nations in stroke care and England is a long way from meeting its own targets, according to a report by the Health Foundation. The charity's report, to be published on Monday, includes data on performance, best practice and cost implications. It shows the UK ...

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    Stroke prevention power


    I was pleased to see your story highlighting the importance of prevention in reducing the burden of stroke care in London, writes Chris Streather

  • HSJ Partners

    Flexible learning for the healthcare workforce


    Christina Pond looks at why healthcare employers need to develop a motivated, flexible and highly skilled workforce

  • News

    London must focus on prevention


    Service reform in the capital must go beyond Healthcare for London proposals and focus on prevention if fatal strokes are to be avoided, the London health observatory has warned.

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    Mayor flags up his blueprint for the future of London's health


    Preventable inequalities in health are unacceptable in a leading world city and have huge economic and social consequences, according to London mayor Ken Livingstone.

  • HSJ Knowledge

    Clinical research presentations: patient benefit - the value of networks


    The 2007 UK clinical research network annual meeting took place at the Kensington Conference Centre, London on 21 November.

  • News

    Stroke strategy calls for quicker MRIs


    The government today announced its 10-year strategy for stroke services. The 105m package includes plans to spend 12m on a public awareness campaign.

  • HSJ Knowledge

    Stroke care - leading the way


    The Health Foundation has responded to the Department of Health's consultation on a national stroke strategy in England.

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    Acute Healthcare Organisation of the Year


    Winner South Tees Hospitals Trust In the space of a little over two years South Tees Hospitals trust has pulled itself back from the brink to become a dynamic and innovative centre of clinical and leadership excellence. The exceptional work that took place to achieve such a turnaround has all ...

  • HSJ Knowledge

    A day in the life of a therapy assistant


    At Whittington Hospital trust in London, a Skills for Health demonstrator site has been set up to design a new therapy assistant role at assistant practitioner level.

  • Comment

    Michael White on the shadow health secretary


    Now that Gordon Brown has started to open up in public and chancellor Alistair Darling has put a couple of jokes into his conference speech, there is no stopping the confessional flood in politics. Even Andrew Lansley has been affected.

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    Stroke service start


    A 24-hour stroke service in north London has been launched at University College London Hospitals foundation trust in a joint initiative with the Whittington Hospital trust.

  • HSJ Knowledge

    David Amos on the case for change


    'The experience of the Blitz was used as evidence that, on the whole, people wanted to stay put - sixty years later, and the NHS is at it again.'

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    UK has worst stroke outcomes, study finds


    The UK has the worst outcomes for stroke services in western Europe, a study has found.

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    Stroke consultation under way


    Health secretary Alan Johnson has launched a consultation on stroke services in order to develop a stroke strategy. It includes proposals on providing faster treatment for minor strokes, treating the earliest signs of strokes seriously and improving care and support when people leave hospital.

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    Audit finds unacceptable waits for stroke scans


    Less than 10 per cent of stroke patients are receiving a brain scan within three hours of having a stroke, and only 42 per cent are having brain imaging to confirm diagnosis within 24 hours of symptoms, an audit has found. The 2006 National Sentinel Stroke Audit also found ...

  • Comment

    Michael White on politics


    'Alan Johnson is keen on neglected causes like stroke so his startling brevity in the debate implies no disrespect'