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Enabling people with aphasia to participate in research 

Working with our Stakeholders

We work with research charities, including the Stroke Association, and patient support organisations to ensure that studies meet patient needs and are successfully delivered in the NHS.

Collaboration with other clinical specialties is integral to service delivery and research into stroke. We work closely with other specialties, such as: Cardiovascular, Injuries and emergencies, Haematology, Primary care, and Dementias and neuro-degeneration. This provides access to support and expertise which helps to maximise opportunities for recruitment of study participants.

Stroke research is undertaken not only by stroke physicians, but also allied health professionals such as: physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, speech and language therapists, paramedics and stroke research nurses. Through the NIHR Clinical Research Network you can rapidly access the most appropriate professionals to carry out your trial.

Collaboration with the Devolved Nations

Clinical research is being undertaken across the United Kingdom. We continue to work closely with the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish clinical research networks to support the design and delivery of high quality research

The Stroke Association

The Stroke Association is a national charity providing support, advice and information to people who’ve had strokes, their family, carers and healthcare professionals.

Different strokes

Different Strokes provides support for younger stroke survivors

Sickle Cell and Young Stroke Survivors

Sickle Cell and Young Stroke Survivors raises awareness of stroke in children caused by sickle cell anaemia

National Aphasia Association

National Aphasia Association (NAA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for persons with aphasia and their families.

UK Stroke Forum

UK Stroke Forum is a coalition of 32 organisations committed to improving stroke care in the UK.


Speakability is a national charity supporting and empowering people with Aphasia, and their carers.

Interact Reading Service

Interact Reading Service is a UK charity supporting stroke recovery through a live and interactive reading service.


SPOTRIAS is a US-based network of eight stroke research centres.

Australasian Stroke Trials Network

Australasian Stroke Trials Network is the key body supporting stroke trials in Australasia.

The British Association of Stroke Physicians

The British Association of Stroke Physicians (BASP) was established in 1999 to promote the advancement of stroke medicine within Great Britain.

British Heart Foundation

Canadian Stroke Network

European Stroke Organisation

World Stroke Organisation