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05 July 2019

Next Health Matters event: stroke, its impact and prevention

The next Health Matters event, focusing on stroke, its impact and prevention will be held on Tuesday 16 July. Clare Holmes, stroke consultant at the Bristol Royal Infirmary will present the talk, which will explore the impact of strokes on individuals and families as well as give information on how to be aware of the symptoms and how to reduce the chances of having a stroke.

The Health Matters events are a series of free talks and presentations held throughout the year about a range of conditions and health topics. Hosted by different staff members from across UH Bristol, they are organised for Foundation Trust members as well as members of the public, and are designed to raise awareness of different health related topics, covering underlying causes, symptoms, potential treatments, and more.

Speaking about the upcoming stroke Health Matters presentation, Clare said:
"Strokes are more common than a lot of people think. It is often assumed that only elderly people are at risk of strokes, but this is absolutely not the case. Strokes can strike anyone at any age, knowing what signs to look out for and making sure you act early if you notice anything is absolutely essential. As part of this Health Matters event, I'll be talking about this in more detail and will be giving advice and information on how to spot the signs of a stroke as quickly as possible."

As well as the presentation, there will also be the opportunity to have a free blood pressure check at the meeting, along with advice on stroke recovery.

The event will take place on Tuesday 16 July between 6-7.30pm in the Education and Research Centre (opposite the Bristol Royal Infirmary), Upper Maudlin Street.

The event is free and open for anyone to attend. To book your place, please go to: