The UK Stroke Forum (UKSF), hosted by the Stroke Association, is a coalition of over 30 organisations committed to improving stroke care in the UK.
When it comes to recovering from stroke, a whole host of healthcare professionals are involved from the initial diagnosis right through to rehabilitation. The coordinated expertise of physicians, nurses, therapists, psychologists and carers is essential to ensure the best possible outcome for the patient. The UKSF aims to bring together healthcare professionals to meet and share ideas, and also enables patients to meet stroke professionals and help shape future services.
The UK Stroke Forum Conference first took place in 2006 and is now the largest multidisciplinary stroke conference in the UK. It aims to provide a forum for stroke professionals to meet and share ideas, promote multidisciplinary research and provide a unified voice for more statutory sector funding for research.
The Northern Ireland Stroke Conference started in 2012 and is a partnership between UKSF and NIMAST (Northern Ireland Multidisciplinary Association for Stroke Teams). It replaces the annual NIMAST Conference.
UKSF Education and Training supports the development of stroke training and education UK wide through the Stroke-Specific Education Framework (SSEF).
UKSF Coalition organisations include patient groups, professional organisations and societies. Representatives of each organisation meet regularly to direct Forum activities as part of the Steering Group and the Scientific Conference Committee.
UK Stroke Forum team
UK Stroke Forum activities are facilitated by an events team at the Stroke Association. If you have any queries about the activities above please get in touch.
Stroke Association acts as host to the UK Stroke Forum, and provides administrative and strategic support to the UKSF Chair, Conference Committee and Steering Group.