University gains large Programme Grant for Applied Research
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has given the University of Leeds a £1.6 million Programme Grant for stroke care research.
Professor Anne Forster and colleagues based at the University of Leeds and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust have been awarded a £1.6 million National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grant for Applied Research to improve longer-term stroke care.
The early stages of the stroke care pathway are becoming more prescribed (treatment in acute and rehabilitation stroke units), but despite policy recommendations, strategies for longer-term care are not developed and stroke survivors and their families face a number of problems and challenges.
The awarded program of research aims to develop and evaluate key aspects of a replicable system of longer-term (nine months post-stroke) service delivery 'care strategy'. The emphasis will be on improving quality of life by addressing unmet needs and enhancing participation.
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