The views and perspectives of people who have had a stroke, their carers and the public are embedded throughout all levels of the organisation and all stages of the research process. Researchers in stroke are developed and equipped to involve these people in the work of the organisation and the research process as above.
Individuals who have had a stroke, their family or friends can get involved in different ways either by being involved in the research process or by being a participant in research.
The Stroke specialty covers the entire stroke pathway, from the first few hours after stroke, until months and years later. Patients with stroke present to all healthcare settings and we can seamlessly access them all, from primary care to specialist hospitals. Research areas of focus in stroke have included hyperacute, recovery, rehabilitation and prevention. We are currently delivering trials testing novel clot retrieval devices, drugs for the treatment of stroke, stem cell therapies and robotics to help recovery after stroke