British Association of Stroke Physicians

Welcome to BASP


The British Association of Stroke Physicians (BASP) was set up in April 1999 to promote better care for people with stroke in the UK. The five objectives of BASP are:


1. Training: Improving and assuring the training of doctors in Stroke Medicine;

2. Research: Promoting and disseminating research in Stroke;

3. Clinical Standards: Leading on clinical standards for Stroke Services and for doctors practising in Stroke Medicine;

4. Policy: Developing and influencing local and national policy for Stroke Services;

5. Expertise: Providing expert advice to external bodies on all aspects of Stroke Medicine

Further information is available from the President.

Notices

Stroke is a major cause of death and disability in the UK. Thrombolysis with alteplase has been shown to reduce disability when administered to carefully selected patients with  acute ischaemic stroke. Treatment needs to be administered within 4.5 hours of stroke onset and the sooner it is given the more likely it is to be beneficial. Treatment with alteplase should only be given in units where staff are trained and experienced in the provision of stroke thrombolysis. Thrombolysis decisions involve consideration of the potential long term benefit  and the risks of thrombolysis to individual patients.  


Recent articles in the press and academic journals have discussed the efficacy and risks of alteplase. As there has been no licensing change for the use of alteplase in treatment of acute ischaemic stroke, BASP recommends that alteplase should continue to be used in accordance with national guidelines while we await  the findings of the MHRA review.

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NIHR CRN: Stroke / British Association of Stroke Physicians

Application for Portfolio Development Writing Group Funding

COMPETITION 1

NIHR CRN Stroke BASP Portfolio Development Writing Group Application Template 17 Apr 2015.docx

Guidance BASP and NIHR CRN Stroke Portfolio Development Opportunity Advert Round 1.doc


BASP SPRING NEWSLETTER   Newsletter Spring 2015 Final.pdf

Revalidation for Stroke Physicians' from the Clinical Standards Committee : -

Revaildation-2-5-2 (4).doc

ESO Summer school 2015 http://mhconsulting.cz/en-kongres-kongres_obecne-87.html


 BASP_Annual_Report_and_Accounts_2014_

COMMITTEE ELECTION RESULTS DECEMBER 2014.docx

 

Standards for providing safe acute ischaemic stroke thrombectomy services are under Resources>BASP publications


IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE TREASURER AND SECRETARY IS UNDER MEMBERSHIP

 > MEMBERSHIP

ESO 2015 IS UNDER EVENTS>CLINICAL TRIALS/OTHER

BASP STROKE SERVICES STANDARDS 2014 (CLINICAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE) IS UNDER 

RESOURCES>RESOURCES>BASP PUBLICATIONS