Despite strong evidence that organised stroke care improves outcomes (Stroke Trialist Collaboration, 2003), organisational issues and resource limitation meant that many patients still do not receive adequate specialist community stroke rehabilitation. Stroke Networks are tasked with working with local agencies to ensure that specialist care is available for all appropriate patients (National Audit Office, Improving Stroke Care, 2010). However, it is unlikely that there will be additional funds to support this and so new models of cost effective care will be required. Stroke Rehabilitation research and new technologies might help support new models of care. However, outputs from this work may not be accessible to Community based rehabilitation teams and there are often barriers to translating research into practise.
Dr Nigel Harris (Bath Institute of Medical Engineering), Professor Ian Swain (Salisbury Hospital) and Professor Jane Burridge (University of Southampton) are hosting this one day event in Bath to bring together researcher, engineers and clinicians, with community rehabilitation teams to share expertise and look at how to break down these barriers.
The morning will consist of presentations to set the scene. In the afternoon we will have a set debate to stimulate discussion that might help identify new areas of research and challenge community rehabilitation teams to think about barriers to adoption of research.
The event will be of interest to researchers who hope to gain a better understanding of the community based stroke rehabilitation and the needs for new methods of delivery. As well as Clinicians to gain a better understanding of recent research findings and consider barriers to implementation.
A provisional programme can be found here.
Please follow the link for travel direction to the venue.
The event is free to attend, however places are rather limited so please complete the booking form as quickly as possible to ensure your place.
Registration for this event is now closed.