Welcome to Stroke Hub Wales

Advances in stroke research can improve quality of life, influence patient care, and save resources. Research has the ultimate aim of making stroke a preventable and treatable disease, and improving the quality of life for people affected by stroke

(Stroke Delivery Plan Annual Report 2014)

Stroke is one of the top three causes of death and the leading cause of adult disability in Wales. This is why it is a Tier One priority for the Welsh Government along with cancer and heart disease. Building on the foundations of Together for Health: Stroke Delivery Plan – A Delivery Plan for the NHS and its Partners, a comprehensive, cross-sector, stroke-specific, collaborative research strategy is now needed to harness the opportunities offered in Wales, creating an ambitious and innovative research environment. This takes advantage of an infrastructure in Wales that has developed to facilitate world-leading research and innovation in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.


Stroke research is therefore a critical enabler in the health of our nation, contributing to the effective delivery of evidence-based medicine in our NHS, attracting investment and high quality research talent and vital for laying the foundation to the next phase of health and social care delivery in Wales.


The stroke service in Wales already benefits from leading local research in related specialties and from worldwide research through the evidence-based National Clinical Guidelines. Wales must now develop its place on both the UK and the world scene for stroke.



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Single IRAS form to replace separate ethics and R&D application forms on a UK-wide basis

From the 28th June 2017 a combined IRAS form that merges REC and R&D forms will be used across the UK.

Cardiff and Vale stroke specialist shortage concern

Concerns have been raised after “game-changing” treatment for stroke patients in south Wales was stopped because of a shortage of specialists.

HRA releases six eLearning modules

We have developed six new eLearning modules as an aid for researchers, R&D staff, study sponsors, research ethics committee members and the wider research community.