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Advisory Panel

Campbell Chalmers
Director of Advice and Support, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland
Caroline Leigh Watkins
Professor of Stroke and Older People's Care, University of Central Lancashire
Catherine Sackley
Professor of Physiotherapy, The Department of Primary Care & General Practice, The University of Birmingham
Charles Warlow
Professor of Medical Neurology, The University of Edinburgh
Christina Meacham
Former Chief Executive, Different Strokes
David Lloyd
Patient Representative
Derick Wade
Consultant and Professor in Neurological Rehabiliation, Oxford Centre for Enablement
Joan Murphy
Senior Speech and Language Therapist and Clinical Research Fellow, University of Stirling
John Gladman
Professor in the Medicine of Older People, University of Nottingham
Jonathan Mant
Clinical Reader in Stroke Epidemiology, Department of Primary Care & General Practice, The University of Birmingham
Lesley Fleming
Occupational Therapist and Clinical, Research Fellow, University of Stirling
Mike Sage
Patient Representative
Peter Coleman
Deputy Director of Research and Development, The Stroke Association
Pip Logan
Principal Research Fellow in Occupational Therapy, University of Nottingham
Sue Ziebland
Research Director, Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.
Susie Parr
Training Consultant, Connect - The Communication Disability Network

We would like to thank all the participants and health professionals who helped us with this research. We would like to thank Sylvie Thorn, Stroke Service Development Manager for Oxfordshire PCT, for providing access to the Oxfordshire Community Stroke Forum where participants for the Stroke Update were recruited and education on the spectrum of stroke services was provided.

Supported by:
DIPEx Charity
Managed Clinical Networks on the Web
The Alliance for Self Care Research


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