Posted 10.07.17 by admin
Clinical trials in Stroke here in the North east and North Cumbria are changing the lives of Stroke survivors across our region
Stroke is a brain attack and there are two main types, either a blockage in blood vessels supplying the brain or a bleed. Strokes can affect anyone, although most affected are over 65 years. There are approximately 152, 000 strokes per year in the UK which equals 1 every 3.5 minutes.
Clinical Research Network (CRN) Stroke supports a portfolio of high quality research studies relating to all aspects of a stroke patients care pathway. There are dedicated research staff based in all stroke services who work alongside the multi-disciplinary team providing specialist stroke care. We support studies in a range of settings, from ambulance, hospitals, rehabilitation units to care homes, GP practices and patients’ own homes.
There are a range of studies in the hyper-acute, acute and rehabilitation phase in which patients can choose to participate. Research is funded by a variety of sources; life science companies, charities and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
In our region, North of Tyne has Hyperacute Stroke Research Centre (HSRC) status – one of eight in England. This provides round-the-clock access to research into the very early stages of stroke with access to Neurosurgery and interventional Neuroradiology.
There are a range of randomised and non-randomised controlled trials that patients could potentially participate such as drug therapies, observational and genetics studies.
There is a range of support available to local clinicians to get involved in recruiting patients to high quality multicentre trials throughout the North East & North Cumbria:
We collaborate with other services and specialties for example: the Strategic Clinical Network helped to create a referral pathway for neuro intervention studies at a regional level.
Our research is not just led by doctors to develop new medical treatments. We also work closely with non-medical researchers in physiotherapy, psychology, occupational therapy, technology and speech therapy to help secure research funding and find patients who are suitable for participation
SRG research themes are:
The Clinical Research Network provides funding for research staff who work alongside Stroke doctors and nurses in our hospitals. Together they offer patients opportunities to take part in research trials. Research staff are located in the following hospitals:
We are keen to include the views of patients, carers and the public in our work. In order to do this, we work closely with a group of patients and carers through the Patient & Carer Panel (PCP). Panel members provide a vital patient and carer perspective about stroke research, and advise us on how best to share information with patients.
We collaborate with other services and specialties for example: in creating a referral pathway for neuro intervention at a regional clinical network level.
We also work closely with non-medical researchers in physiotherapy, psychology, occupational therapy, technology and speech therapy to help secure research funding and find patients who are suitable for participation.
For a full list of studies on the stroke portfolio please visit: UK Clinical Trials Gateway
Stroke Specialty Lead and Consultant in Stroke Medicine and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecture
Stroke Research Group, Theme Leader and Clinical Professor of Stroke Care
Patient and public Involvement and Engagment (PPIE) Lead and Clinical Trials Team Lead Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sheriff Hill, Gateshead NE9 6SX
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