Do you have lived experience of having a stroke?
Do you have lived experience of caring for someone after a stroke?
Do you want to contribute to developing and improving stroke care in your area?
It is important to the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Stroke Delivery Network (ISDN) that stroke survivors are actively involved in discussions and decisions about stroke care. This is to ensure stroke services meet the needs of people in this region who are affected by stroke.
The aim of an Integrated Stroke Delivery Network (ISDN) is to:
- Improve the quality of stroke care for better clinical outcomes. Clinical outcomes are things that measure changes in our health or quality of life.
- Improve patient experience.
- Improve patient safety.
The ISDN does this by bringing together key people to work to improve the entire stroke pathway.
We welcome people who have lived experience of stroke, to join our ISDN’s recently formed Stroke Service User Voice Group (SSUV) to represent the views and experiences of stroke survivors and their carers.
We want to ensure that all areas across the North East and North Cumbria are represented in this group and we are currently seeking people who live in the following areas:
- North Cumbria: Carlisle or Westmorland
- North Northumberland: Alnwick, Wooler, Berwick upon Tweed, Seahouses or Amble
- Teesside: Middlesbrough, North Tees and Hartlepool or Upper Teesdale