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
There are calls for more help to be given to people after they've suffered a stroke.
The Stroke Association wants health professionals to do more to combat the stress and anxiety felt by many people who've survived an attack. Their calls are supported by Phyll Addison, a woman who suffered a devastating stroke three years ago, leaving her largely paralysed down her left side.