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The after effects of a stroke present in many different ways, varying from problems with speech, memory and understanding, to character change, through to paralysis of parts of the body. It is important that you are regularly reviewed to keep you as active and on the ball as possible.
We are Stroke Association. We believe in life after stroke. That’s why we support stroke survivors to make the best recovery they can. It’s why we campaign for better stroke prevention and care. And it’s why we fund research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke.
In this section you can find out about the experience of stroke by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. Our researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 73 people in their own homes. Find out what people said about issues such as diagnosis, physical changes after the stroke and impact on work and family. We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring.
A stroke causes damage to the brain. A common cause of stroke is a blood clot that forms in a brain artery. Immediate treatment may include a clot-busting medicine to dissolve the blood clot. Other treatments include medication to reduce risk factors for further strokes. Rehabilitation is a major part of treatment.
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Posted at 08:33 on 20/09/2018
We have been working closely with Mayfield Medical Centre just down the road for over a year now, in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of General Practice in this area. We share a Paramedic who helps with visits, a Pharmacist, a Practice Manager as well as some GP, Nurse and administrative resources. Hurrah! We are now proposing a formal merger.
Posted at 17:02 on 31/07/2018
We are pleased to let you know that we are working closely with the Mayfield Medical Centre just down the road, in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of General Practice in this area. For example, we are sharing a Paramedic who is helping with visits, as well as sharing some GP and Nurse resources, and some management and administrative support. Hurrah!
Posted at 15:36 on 09/05/2018
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Posted at 14:59 on 12/04/2018
The new shiny Old Farm Surgery website will soon be live!
Posted at 11:42 on 16/12/2017
Phone the surgery on 01803 556403