The Group was originally formed in November 2004 as an independent partnership organisation of stroke researchers from the University of Nottingham and stroke survivors and their carers. It has been a small core group of 8/12 people over the years and has been principally engaged in the review of stroke research proposals, serving on Trial Steering Groups, or participating in Trials themselves.
The impetus for the Group came from the University's Stroke Research Strategy Group who had been aware for some time that research conducted locally had been remiss in their ability to involve stroke patients and their carers in the research process. They therefore invited the Chair (the late Ossie Newell) of the then Nottingham Stroke Services Partnership Action Group, a patient led group, to help set up this organisation.
The Group's philosophy as a Partnership Group may be summarised as follows:
P Patient Focused
T True Partners
- The Name of the Group is – "The University of Nottingham Stroke Research Partnership Group" (UNSRPG)
- We have also adopted the "@astroke" brand name for our website to ensure easy access for the future and changed the colour to green, in order to match the website design and the "leaves of new shoots of recovery" for the new beginnings, which this symbol represents.
- This has also been done in memory of Philip Noskeau who had led previous website development and in gratitude for the original members who came from the @astroke organisation to form the Group at the beginning in November 2004
- New members have been recruited to the core group of the structure and as well as virtual and corresponding members increasing its current membership to 30 members (See Membership details)
- Members are to be recruited to Trial Steering Groups, as well as virtual associates and data based membership.
- The new structure is as the diagram shown above.
We would be delighted to welcome you as a member, or as an associate, to the Group.
Or post to: Helen Taylor, Division of Rehabilitation, Ageing and Wellbeing, B Floor, Medical School, University of Nottingham, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, NG7 2UH