Health Innovation East will host the East of England Stroke Forum until July 2025. The aim of the Forum is to nurture, develop and sustain a community of knowledgeable professionals competent in meeting the needs of individuals affected by stroke in the East of England. Our role within the Forum also ties in with our work to help address the identification and prevention of conditions linked with cardiovascular disease (CVD) across the East of England.
The Forum will be supported in the following ways:
Over the course of three years, we will hold 22 interactive online learning sessions. Each session will draw on a range of expert speakers and have clearly defined learning objectives in alignment with the Stroke-specific Education Framework (SSEF). We intend to seek accreditation for these sessions, so that attendees can earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.
The sessions began in November 2022 and then at regular intervals until May 2025.
To support clinicians’ continuous professional development, an online repository with resources related to stroke research and care (including those resulting from the interactive learning series and annual conferences) has been created.
We will host three regional face-to-face conferences (1 per year, 2023-2025) for all those involved in stroke care to hear from expert speakers; learn about the latest research and innovation in the field; share ideas and ultimately improve standards of care for stroke survivors.
This year’s conference was held on 19 September in Newmarket, Suffolk. Recordings, slides and the agenda from the day can be viewed here.
Please see the table below indicating planned upcoming learning series webinars: Further details will be communicated closer to the time via email. Please register below for these emails.
If you have a topic you feel should be covered by the learning series please email email@example.com
Please note the below table is an indication only, we aim to deliver the sessions as shown but they may be subject to change.
|7||December 2023||End of Life Care||Ruth Diver and Colleagues|
|8||January 2024||Secondary Prevention – best practice examples||TBC|
|9||January 2024||Irwin Mitchell||TBC|
|10||February 2024||Driving post stroke||Rebecca Stuck|
|11||March 2024||Life after stroke model – ILAS model||Sara Betsworth and TBC|
|12||April 2024||Psychology and dysphasia – mood screening||Linda Crawford|
To be kept up-to date on the interactive learning sessions, the regional conferences or to request access to the online repository, please register your interest below. If you would like to hear more about this project, or would like to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also find out about our wider work in improving the detection and management of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Hear first about upcoming learning opportunities in stroke care by following us on Twitter: @eoestrokeforum
Health Innovation East is commissioned by NHS England to help address the identification and prevention of conditions linked with cardiovascular disease (CVD) across the East of England with a particular focus on lipid management, familial hypercholesterolaemia, atrial fibrillation and high blood pressure.
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