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Stroke research in West Yorkshire gets £1.6m boost

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

– Professor Anne Forster