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Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum (SSNF)




Introduction - who is the forum for?

The Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum (SSNF) is for registered nurses, non-registered nurses and student nurses with an interest in stroke (events / conferences are open to other health professionals).

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Aims of forum

  • To promote the essential role of nurses in stroke.
  • To share and develop knowledge, expertise and best practice.
  • To incorporate research–based evidence into practice, and promote research to improve outcomes.
  • To help develop core competencies, education and training initiatives for stroke nurses.
  • To advise and influence the provision of stroke nursing services, which impinge on patient care and carers at local and national level.
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Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum Conference 2015

The Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum Conference 2015 took place on the 24th September 2015 at Dewar's Centre, Perth (9am-4pm).Please find the 2015 programme and a selection of presentations from the conference below (the SSNF take no responsibility for the accuracy and currency of quoted statistics within presentations):

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Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum newsletter

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The Charter for people living with stroke in Scotland

The Charter for people living with stroke in Scotland aims to improve the experience and access to community services for thousands of people who have a stroke every year by arming them, their families, service providers and politicians with clear, evidence based information.

The Charter has been supported and endorsed by the Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum. Campbell Chalmers, Chair, Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum said: 'Rehabilitation, self-management and long-term support from stroke is essential to ensure people affected live as healthy, active and independent lives as possible. The Charter enables people by ensuring awareness and understanding of the care and support services which should be available'.

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The Best Practice Statement for vision problems after an acute stroke

Stroke is a life changing experience. In 2012, around 12,500 new cases of stroke were reported in Scotland. The resulting brain damage can affect the visual system causing problems with visual perception, eye movement disorders, low vision and visual field loss.

This Quick Reference Guide summarises the main points of a Best Practice Statement which provides advice on screening, assessing and managing vision problems in the fist 30 days after an acute stroke.

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Useful documents

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Benefits of membership of SSNF

  • Access to SSNF Members.
  • Access to local contacts and forums.
  • A priority place at SSNF events and conferences.
  • To receive a copy of the SSNF Newsletter.
  • Access to a Committee Member for your local area.
  • Opportunity to join a SSNF Action Team.

Membership is free. Joining is easy, simply download and complete the membership form below and return to the SSNF Secretary (details below). Your details will then be held on a secure membership database.

As a member you will receive regular mailings and invitations to participate in related research studies. Members are required to update their details periodically to renew their membership.

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SSNF Chair

Campbell Chalmers
Stroke Nurse Consultant, NHS Lanarkshire
Honorary Lecturer, University of Glasgow / Clinical Fellow, University of the West of Scotland
Chair of the Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum
Glen Lyon Building, Coathill Hospital, Hospital Street, Coatbridge ML5 4DN
Tel: 01236 703108
Mobile: 0789 681 7698 - PLEASE NOTE NEW NUMBER FROM JAN. 2013

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The SSNF is supported by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.

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