We aim to provide a first class environment for stroke research and improve the care of people with stroke and their carers. The YSRN operates through maximising autonomy for local clinicians. The network provides the staff, training, advice, opportunities and resources to set-up and manage trials, but clinicians decide which trials to run, based on their expert knowledge of local conditions, interests and potential. Possible projects are discussed and presented at regular network meetings and then quickly rolled out across an informed network.
If you are a clinician and you want to participate in the running of stroke trials in our area, please get in touch. We are keen to involve as many consultants, GPs and other professionals as we can.
Most of the resources of the network are devolved to local sites in the form of high-quality research staff. These researchers are performance managed from the centre, but embedded in the local clinical team.
This model and philosophy has proved a success and is something we hope to build on. If you feel the YSRN could run trials or provide resources in new areas in our region, please get in touch. We want to develop stroke research across the whole of our region, not just the hospitals that are already research active.
The YSRN is proud to be a genuinely open network. YSRN network meetings are held jointly with the West Yorkshire Stroke Group, the established clinical network, and are open to all. We have a broad cross-section of people with an interest in stroke and stroke research on our Management, Executive and Research Advisory (patient and carer) groups who are all consulted about our work and plans.
If you have an interest in stroke in Yorkshire, you are very welcome to attend our open meetings.
So, if you are a clinician who would like to get involved in stroke research, a patient or carer who would like to influence stroke research, or you are a professional or lay person who would like to be informed about the work of the YSRN please get in touch.
Contact: Cathy Hulin - 01274 383 425