A team in West Yorkshire researching long-term stroke care have been awarded a £1.6m grant which could benefit patients across the country.
Researchers from both the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Leeds, received a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) grant to develop a national strategy for the long-term care of stroke survivors and their families.
Over recent years, stroke research supported by the NIHR has included studies which have developed early treatments such as clot busting and neuro protection drugs
There have been tremendous advances in the treatment of patients soon after stroke...but strategies for longer-term care are not as developed and stroke survivors and their families face a number of problems and challenges
Campaigners from our region who are fighting for government funding for brain tumour research have been lobbying Parliament today. They say it shouldn't just be left to charities to raise awareness of a condition that affects thousands of people every year. Chris Kiddey reports
Campaigners from our region who are fighting for funding into brain tumour research are in London this lunchtime to lobby MPs. Michael Billington went to meet one of them, who is from Rotherham and living with the disease.
Rotherham GP Dr Vetrivel Velamail was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour after becoming concerned about his eyesight. He is concerned funding for research into this type of cancer is not in line with other forms and more about the number of people with it should be made aware to GPs.