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Speakers in the morning will discuss stroke services including OT and medical management of stroke and also the stroke association will discuss their work. A stroke survivor will be giving an account of their experiences and there will also be a brief history of the SIG/CAG by its founder. There will also be a bring and share session for orthoptists to talk about their own services and successes. The afternoon will be an interactive workshop looking at service commissioning.

For the full agenda, please see below:-

9.00 Coffee and Registration

9.30 Welcome to Worcester and housekeeping issues – Alison Stanley, Countywide Head for Worcestershire, followed by Introduction – Nicola Bennett and Lauren Hepworth, CAG Leads

9.35 Description of orthoptic stroke service in Worcestershire, successes and problems, Nick Morgan, stroke orthoptist, Worcestershire

9.40 Orthoptists and stroke work, where it all started and the start of the Stroke SIG, the first BIOS SIG, Fanny Freeman and Nikki Rudge, orthoptists

9.55 Worcester Stroke team, to include Evesham lead OT, the stroke pathway between the acute stroke unit, Evesham Community Hospital, community stroke services

10.45 Medical treatment of stroke, latest developments, Neil Baldwin, consultant stroke physician

11.15 Coffee

11.35 Stroke survivor testimonial, Valerie Simpson

11.50 Brag and Share, led by CAG leads, Nicola Bennett and Lauren Hepworth

12.20 Stroke Association, Based locally in Bromsgrove. Topic TBC

1pm Lunch

2pm – 4pm Workshop: Orthoptic Stroke Service Commissioning lead by Nicola Bennett and Lauren Hepworth