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The after effects of a stroke present in many different ways, varying from problems with speech, memory and understanding, to character change, through to paralysis of parts of the body. It is important that you are regularly reviewed to keep you as active and on the ball as possible.
Stroke Care operate a range of social and community care services which focus on prevention and rehabilitation support to help address these hurdles and barriers for people affected by strokes, mobility and other related long-term health conditions. The Stroke Care cafe is run in partnership with the Southwark Council. The Befriending Project matches trained and supported, local volunteers with vulnerable, elderly and socially isolated participants to create a strong befriending support network.
Speakability Self-Help Groups are run by and for people with Aphasia - language-loss following stroke, head injury or other neurological condition. At our meetings we support each other, share experiences, make new friends, rebuild self-confidence and develop new skills. This group meets on the last Wednesday of the month.
Disability Advice Service Lambeth's London Stroke Choir is open to stroke survivors and those with other cognitive impairments of all ages from Lambeth, Southwark and other areas of London. It brings people of all ages who have experienced a stroke together to enjoy singing through weekly rehearsals; held at Morley College, on Monday afternoons in term time.
In this section you can find out about the experience of stroke by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. Our researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 73 people in their own homes. Find out what people said about issues such as diagnosis, physical changes after the stroke and impact on work and family. We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring.
We are Stroke Association. We believe in life after stroke. That’s why we support stroke survivors to make the best recovery they can. It’s why we campaign for better stroke prevention and care. And it’s why we fund research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke.
A stroke causes damage to the brain. A common cause of stroke is a blood clot that forms in a brain artery. Immediate treatment may include a clot-busting medicine to dissolve the blood clot. Other treatments include medication to reduce risk factors for further strokes. Rehabilitation is a major part of treatment.
Medical Care when we are closed
Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
NHS 111 Service: When our practice is closed you can still get support. You can get expert medical advice and useful ingformation by calling NHS 111 or through 111 online. The NHS service is available 24 hours a day and can provide information, issue prescriptions to a pharmacy of your choice, book a GP appointment, and, if necessary, refer people to emergency services.
Emergency: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath do constitute an emergency (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency).
Out of Hours Service: If you phone the surgery when we are closed you will be automatically transferred to the out of hours service SELDOC (South East London Doctors on call). Alternatively you can phone SELDOC directly on: 020 8693 9066. You will be given advice, asked to visit the out of hours centre, or be visited by the doctor on call.
NHS Walk In Service: The local NHS walk-in centre also provides healthcare advice, information and treatment with no appointment necessary. The nearest walk-in centre is: The Junction Health Centre, Arches 5-8, Clapham Junction Station, 5-8 Grant Rd, London, SW11 2NU. Telephone: 0333 200 1718.
Non-emergency: Take a look at our "Get health information" page. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
Minor Injuries: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or the local minor injuries unit at Guy's Hospital Urgent Care Centre.
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