1 in 6 People will have a stroke

One in six people will have a stroke in their lifetime.

The impact of stroke in the UK takes a toll not just on the patient, but on family and friends and not insignificantly on the financial resources of an already stretched health service.

The National Impact of Stroke:

  • Every year 152,000 people in the U.K. have a Stroke - That’s one person every 3 minutes and 28 secs
  • There are 1.2 million Stroke survivors living in the U.K. many with debilitating conditions that change their lives
  • Strokes cost the UK over £8.2 billion every year - 7% of the NHS Budget
  • Strokes are the 3rd most common cause of death
  • One third of patients have a further stroke in 1 year
  • 30% die in a year
  • 50% of survivors are left dependent on family and carers
  • Almost 50% of domestic relationships breakdown following a stroke
  • Strokes are the largest single cause of chronic disability in the U.K.

2011 Data, Office of the National Statistics,
Long Term survival after first-ever stroke: the Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project.
Dennis M S et al Stroke 1993 Jun: 24(6):796-800


In the East Midlands
  • Our Population is 4.533 million
  • Strokes per year amount to 9,700
  • There are 88,000 people living with stroke In Nottingham City
  • Strokes per year, 600 approx.
  • People living with stroke 4,400


Ref 2011 Data, National Audit Office & Dr Masoud Solaymani-Dodran, University of Nottingham

I have come to realise that in addition to the people who cared for me there were other people I do not know and have never met, who directly or indirectly, through stroke research of the past, have given me back a new, very different, but a positive and fulfilling life. We must continue this work with vigour for other patients that will follow me.

It is not about today, it is about tomorrow...