Stroke

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has a leaflet on Stroke.

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Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland

Provide an Advice line service for people in Scotland. Their website also has various booklets, audio tapes, videos and factsheets - including booklets and videos on stroke.

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Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke Association

Exists to prevent and alleviate chest, heart and stroke illnesses in Northern Ireland.

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Stroke4Carers

Website providing on-line advice, support and information for informal carers.

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Stroke Association

For people suffering from a stroke and their carers.

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Different Strokes

A national charity set up to support younger stroke survivors. Its services include a regional network of exercise classes,practical information packs, a telephone helpline, and website interactive message board.

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Child Stroke Support Site

This website has been setup for parents of children who have had a stroke or AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation). It aims to provide advice, help or just a place to come and chat.

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Connect: the Communication Disability Network

Connect's vision is a world where people with aphasia (communication disability) can find opportunity and fulfilment. They work to promote effective services, new opportunities and a better quality of life for people living with aphasia. They deliver training and publish resources for health professionals to help them improve and develop their stroke service. They publish publications and organise events for people with aphasia and their relatives.

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Sequal Trust

Fundraises on behalf of its members to provide a communication aid, which can be in the form of a specialised computer system, voice synthesiser to relay pre-recorded messages, and many other items of communication equipment.

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Stroke: Act F.A.S.T. awareness campaign

Stroke awareness campaign from the Department of Health.

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National Stroke Strategy

Information from the Department of Health.

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Stroke - don't let it happen to you!

Information from Health Challenge Wales.

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Heart & Stroke Information Point

Funded by The Big Lottery undertaken by NHS Tayside in conjunction with the University of Dundee, provides reliable, up-to-date information for patients and carers affected by heart disease and/or stroke conditions, with general information about heart disease and stroke conditions; and also localised information about support groups in the Tayside area.

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Stroke

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Ischaemic Stroke (acute) - alteplase

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Percutaneous closure of the patent foramen ovale for the prevention of cerebral embolic stroke

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Functional Electrical Stimulation for Drop Foot of Central Neurological Origin

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Stroke Assessment Booklet for Patients

A patient guide to complement the SIGN national guideline for health professionals.

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Rehabilitation after a Stroke

A patient guide to complement the SIGN national guideline for health professionals.

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Behind the Gray

Behind the Gray's aim is to offer friendship, support and a place where you can share your highs and lows.

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Medicine Guide for Stroke

Information from emc Medicine Guides.

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Stroke

Patient experience video from Healthtalkonline.

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Transient Ischaemic Attack or Mini-Stroke

Information from Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Chronic Pain after Stroke (Central Post-stroke Pain)

Information from Pain Relief Foundation.

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Stroke

Information from the Brain and Spine Foundation.

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Stroke related eye conditions

Information from the RNIB.

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Stroke

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Stroke

Information from BUPA.

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Haemorrhagic Stroke

Information from BUPA.

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Ischaemic Stroke

Information from BUPA.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

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