World Stroke Day

29th October 2018

Today (29 October 2018) is World Stroke Day and it is time to consider updating your knowledge and skills to help stroke prevention and help patients lead better lives.

The figures are as follows:

World Stroke Campaign
World Stroke Campaign
  • There are around 32,000 stroke-related deaths in England each year.1
  • 80 million people in the world have had a stroke, 50 million stroke survivors live with some form of permanent disability.2
  • Deaths related to stroke have declined by 49% in the past 15 years.3

As a charity we offer Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention courses and workshops to support healthcare professionals so they can deliver the best care to support their patients.

Education for Health AF and Stroke Prevention courses/workshops

References

  1. GOV.UK (2018) New figures show larger proportion of strokes in the middle aged [online] Available from: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-figures-show-larger-proportion-of-strokes-in-the-middle-aged (Accessed October 2018).
  2. World Stroke Organization (2018) World Stroke Day 2018 [online] Available from: https://www.worldstrokecampaign.org/ (Accessed October 2018).
  3. GOV.UK (2018) New figures show larger proportion of strokes in the middle aged [online] Available from: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-figures-show-larger-proportion-of-strokes-in-the-middle-aged (Accessed October 2018).