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

UK STROKE FORUM CONFERENCE 1 - 3 DECEMBER 2015 LIVERPOOL

https://www.stroke.org.uk/professionals/uk-stroke-forum/uksf-conference


The report of the Expert Working Group of the Commission on Human Medicines on alteplase is now available

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/alteplase-for-treatment-of-acute-ischaemic-stroke-independent-review

The Expert Working Group has reviewed the evidence about the safety and efficacy of alteplase for treating patients with acute ischaemic stroke in great detail. They have concluded that alteplase is a safe and effective treatment for carefully selected patients and that the quicker the treatment is given the more likely it is to be beneficial. Communication about the potential benefit and risk to patients and their families is an important component of good clinical care.

The findings of the report have been widely welcomed:

Professor Tony Rudd, National Clinical Director for Stroke:
 'Thrombolysis and the use of alteplase is an effective treatment for those who have suffered a stroke. I now believe that the robust findings of this review should go a long way to allying fears and concerns around its treatment.'

Dr Damian Jenkinson President of the British Association for Stroke Physicians:
 'I welcome these findings set out by the independent panel. They enforce the evidence that the quicker people are treated, the quicker they will start to make a recovery - as we know time is brain.'

Dr Dale Webb, Director of Research and Information at the Stroke Association:
The findings of the review are 'extremely welcome for stroke patients and their familiies'

Professor Jane Dacre, President of the Royal College of Physicians (London):
 'The findings set out by the independent expert panel are welcome news for stroke patients and the stroke physicians who treat them.  The use of the latest evidence and thorough scientific assessment by the panel adds strong support to the appropriate use of this important treatment for stroke patients. Evidence shows that eligible patients are more likely to survive a stroke without disability when treated with thrombolysis - using alteplase.'

Best wishes 

Helen Rodgers, Gavin Young and Damian Jenkinson

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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