The Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs) are quality assured training modules that enable stroke care staff and clinicians to acquire core competencies that are appropriate for any level of staff member. The training materials are evidence-based and regularly updated. The site is hosted by the Scottish Stroke Support Organisation, Chest Heart and Stroke, and is funded by the Scottish Government.Find out more
Self Help 4 Stroke has been highly commended in the British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Awards 2016.
The BMA Patient Information Awards aim to support and encourage patient-centred care in meeting the needs of patients through the production and dissemination of accessible, well-designed and clinically balanced information which will promote both greater awareness and understanding of health matters, and patient choice.Find out more
More than 70% of stroke patients in India do not receive any form of rehabilitation and very few rehabilitation centres are available. Physiotherapists working in community hospitals also need training in stroke rehabilitation. To meet this need, WSO Educational Committee member, Dr PN Sylaja, with support from The Directorate of Health Services, Government of Kerala together with the comprehensive stroke care program team at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India has made a 40 minute video for physiotherapists which covers all aspects of physiotherapy, starting from positioning, shoulder care to mobilization. Dr Sylaja has generously made the video available for the WSO website.
Achieving our vision of a life free from stroke is a task that WSO cannot achieve alone. We are committed to building our partnerships at the global, regional and national level to scale up and deliver improvements in prevention, treatment and support to reduce the burden of stroke.