The "Reshaping of Stroke Services" pre-consultation launched at UKSF/NIMAST Stroke Conference on 13th June 2017.

NIMAST welcomes the launch of the “Reshaping of Stroke Services” public conversation. As an organisation we will support our colleagues to achieve a high quality regional stroke service in Northern Ireland. As a team of professionals, from both the clinical and the voluntary sector, we are dedicated to improving all aspects of care for our patients. We will continue to support our members through ongoing education, collaboration and regular communication regarding the engagement process”.

To access the full consultation document, go to the "News" section . We would encourage you to get involved & have your say through the modernisation topic within the forum.


I am delighted and honoured to accept the position of NIMAST chair, albeit a little daunted by the responsibility of taking forward the outstanding work of previous chairs & committee members but I promise I will give it my all! I would like to thank Dr Michael McCormick as outgoing chair for his hard work & commitment to NIMAST and his determination to ensure robust data collection of stroke service care across Northern Ireland. A special word of thanks to Tom Richardson, Director of Stroke Association NI. Tom has been an advocate for NIMAST at every opportunity and his contribution to the NI stroke strategy, Atrial Fibrillation, conference planning & website development, to name but a few, have been exceptional. We wish him a very happy retirement and all the best for the future. I am a clinical specialist physiotherapist by background & joined NIMAST in 2010 on my return to Northern Ireland to understand & support the development of stroke care regionally whilst enhancing my own learning & knowledge. NIMAST did not disappoint. It is the only forum of its kind in the United Kingdom and works hard lobbying decision makers, influencing policy, and informing protocols and strategy. It organises and delivers an annual stroke conference in conjunction with the UK stroke Forum, delivers study days and offers an unique opportunity to “connect professionals in stroke” across statutory, voluntary and independent services. If you are passionate about stroke care, want your voice heard and want to contribute to the development of stroke care in Northern Ireland, this is the organisation for you. We welcome you to join the committee or become a member to avail of the opportunities above. For existing members, thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to continuing to work together.


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NIMAST aims to provide a Regional Forum for individuals with a professional interest in Stroke Care delivery across the Statutory, Voluntary and Independent Sectors in order to promote Excellence in Care.

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