Patient Information Guide
The FAST test app - the first of its kind - has been devised by Graeme Heron and Dr. William Whiteley in the Division of Clinical Neurosciences University of Edinburgh to provide people with a simple test to spot stroke.
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- have published their 'preventing a stroke' leaflet in several languages (English, Hindi, Bengali, Spanish, Urdu, Arabic, Portuguese and Punjabi). Click here to access these translations.
Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland
Stroke Information +
Stroke Information +is a one-stop site
to quality assured health information and learning resources to build
confidence in taking charge of your health and wellbeing, and was developed by NHS Education for Scotland. Their website provides a gateway to:
- Patient leaflets, medicines information, and support groups;
- Information about benefits, health and social services;
- Treatment guidelines, evidence and research for those who want more in-depth information about their condition.
An information sheet is available for details of their new health information website and diabetes website.
These directories have been put together by Lothian dietitians and CHSS stroke liaison nurses respectively
Lothian Health Board Library and Resource Centre
The Lothian Health Board Library and Resource Centre is open to the general public. It is based in Blackford Pavilion at Astley Ainslie Hospital (where our MCN Office is based) and its resources can be borrowed.
Joining forces to deliver improved stroke care
Hudson, Jess (et al). The Stationery Office, 2007
At a stroke - the rollercoaster of living with someone who has had a stroke
White Ladder Press 2006
Avoiding heart attacks and strokes - don't be a victim - protect yourself
World Health Organisation 2005
Improving Services for younger stroke survivors and their families
Reducing brain damage - faster access to better stroke care
The Stationery Office, 2005
Stroke - your questions answered
Churchill Livingstone 2002
Stroke Survivor - a personal guide to recover
Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2006
The atlas of heart disease and stroke
World Health Organisation 2004
Family Doctor Publications/ British Medical Association (BMA) 2005