By actively participating in stroke research, we hope our Trust contributes to improving the lives of those experiencing stroke and towards the understanding and reduction of stroke in the population. We have undertaken research into the acute presentation of patients in partnership with the emergency services, into treatments upon arrival in hospitals, to care planning and rehabilitation post stroke. These studies often require us to collaborate with our multidisciplinary clinical care colleagues including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, specialist nurses and the ambulance service. This studies we undertake are NIHR (National Institute for Health and Care Research) portfolio adopted and may introduce new drugs or interventions or look at observational questionnaire type measures. We do also get approached to participate in non NIHR studies and we welcome these opportunities.