Southend Stroke research leads the way in Essex
28 February 2019
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has recently published their statistics for stroke research and the North Thames region has finished first out of 15 regions across England.
Within the North Thames region, Southend
University Hospital has finished third among the top recruiting
sites with the top two being University College London and Barts
Health NHS Trust.
The NIHR Stroke Specialty is one of 30
Specialties which brings together clinical research expertise to
provide high-quality stroke research studies in the NHS. This
research is delivered through 15 Local Clinical Research Networks
across England with a local lead for stroke research in each area.
NIHR ensure that stroke studies receive the right support so that
they are delivered successfully in the NHS.
Dr Paul Guyler, Lead Consultant in Stroke Medicine and Principal
Investigator for the stroke clinical trials, said: "This would not
be possible without the input from patients who kindly volunteer to
participate in clinical research and also the excellent team work
from our stroke research team: Sharon Tysoe, Raji Prabakaran and Dr
Nisha Menon. The trials completed have already changed best
clinical practice, and will continue to do so in the future for all
patients to benefit from."