Connect conference 2006 - Innnovations in long-term support services for people with stroke and aphasia. Bookings now being taken


Get inspired and motivated to make effective changes to your stroke service. This exciting day will include ideas and examples of innovation in stroke and aphasia care. Speakers from across the nation will be sharing their knowledge and experience to help you look at new ways to improve your stroke service in a showcase of innovation and creativity. There will be an update from the Department of Health on the new Stroke Strategy - a great opportunity to hear first hand from those who are making the policy and developing plans in stroke care.

Topics include:

The new Stroke Strategy: opportunities for making a difference to long-term support services
Minister for Health (to be announced)

Involving patients, carers and the public in stroke service redesign
Annie Laverty, Clinical Lead for Stroke, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust

Developing a self-help support group: how stroke service providers can help
Cressida Laywood, Chair, Aphasia Nottingham

Creating an integrated acute and community-based service for people with stroke and their carers
Siobhan Letford, Lead Clinician in stroke, Medway

Providing information about stroke: running information events in primary care
Yvoneke Roe and Raj Mitra, GPs and Gaynor Smith, Improvement Facilitator Southwark and Lambeth

There will also be poster presentations, exhibitors and an opportunity to view and purchase a range of publications and resources.

To book your place call Maria McDonnell tel. 020 7367 0866 or email [email protected]