If you, a friend, or a member of the family has had a stroke you may want to find out more about the condition. On this page you will find links to information on stroke provided by the Department of Health, The Stroke Association and other reliable sources. Please click on the underlined headings to take you to the relevant information. If any of the links does not work please contact us so that we can fix it.

What is a stroke? (click here for Stroke Association Information leaflet)

How can I recognize if someone has had a stroke?

What is a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)? (scroll to bottom page for TIA)

What should you do if you suspect that you or someone else has a stroke?

How does the stroke affect a person?

What causes a stroke?

How can strokes be prevented? (Click here for stroke Association leaflet)

There is much more information available on strokes. Reliable sources of further information are The Stroke Association and NHS Direct. More links to wider stroke related resources can be found on the Stroke-in-Stoke 'Sources of Information' page.

Page last updated by C. Roffe on 29.01.2008