Lead - Dr Pippa Tyrrell
Our stroke research is carried out and managed as part of the North West Stroke Local Research Network (NW SRN), which is led by Dr Pippa Tyrrell and managed by Judy Ford. The Clinical Lead for Stroke Research in Greater Manchester is Dr Robert Namushi.
Stroke research in Greater Manchester is carried out across all NHS Trusts, in the community and in primary care. We have a mix of studies in the acute and rehabilitation phase as well as studies looking at life after a stroke, all of which are supported by dedicated stroke research staff.
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (SRFT) is also a Hyper-acute Stroke Research Centre – one of only 8 in England – which provides round-the-clock access to research into the very early stages of stroke.
More details can be found at the North West Stroke Local Research Network website.
- Greater Manchester hospitals see around 4,000 strokes per year.
- All those presenting within four hours of symptom onset are taken to one of three Hyperacute Centres. SRFT is the Comprehensive Stroke Centre, open 24/7 with access to neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology.
- Fairfield General Hospital (part of Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust) and Stockport NHS Foundation Trust are Primary Stroke Centres open for hyperacute admissions 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday.
- Patients with TIA are managed in daily clinics.