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A 'how-to' guide to help accelerate the spread of ‘game-changing’ mechanical thrombectomy (MT) emergency treatment for acute stroke has been launched by national stroke experts.
The NHS Long Term Plan identifies stroke as a clinical priority; stroke is the leading cause of disability and the fourth largest cause of death in the UK. The plan sets out an aim to deliver a ten-fold increase in thrombectomy so that 1,600 more people are independent following stroke.
There is overwhelming evidence that mechanical blood clot removal (known as mechanical thrombectomy or MT) for the treatment of ischaemic stroke due to large artery occlusion (blockage of one...Read more
Understanding how to put effective health care into practice is an important part of the effort to improve the population’s health. Implementation science aims to address this, and draws on a range of research methods to help us understand how health organisations can effect change and, importantly, the barriers to making changes.
Members of PenCLAHRC's Implementation Science team have been working with the South West Academic Health Science Network (SWAHSN) to study how two projects - the emergency treatment of acute ischaemic stroke and patient-initiated clinics (PIC) – have sought to spread innovation. In both projects, work was initially conducted in one setting and shown to...Read more