Scotland is well established in undertaking world-leading research studies in the prevention and treatment of Stroke. Over the past ten years, stroke cases have decreased by 21 per cent and mortality rates have fallen by 45.4 per cent for men and 39.2 per cent for women and a new Stroke Improvement Plan for Scotland was launched in August 2014 (Scottish Government).
A broad range of research studies are conducted within the NHS including:
- cerebrovascular disease including acute treatment, prevention and rehabilitation causes of strokes and medical interventions to prevent secondary strokes
- prevention of cognitive decline and research into the different types of strokes
- use of devices to help increase blood flow, removes clots, stimulate nerves and rehabilitation tools
- rehabilitation and ongoing care for patients.
The NRS Stroke Network provides support to improve the quality and quantity of health research in this area and ensures the appropriate research infrastructure and expertise is in place to allow effective delivery of research programmes tailored to the needs of the people of Scotland. The national co-ordinating centre is based at Glasgow Royal Infirmary led by Professor Jesse Dawson.
NRS Stroke Research Network
4th Floor Walton Annexe
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Tel 0141 211 4874
Fax 0141 232 1078