Stroke Network

The vision of the Stroke Network is to ensure that the perspective of patients, family and carers is represented in all aspects of the work undertaken within the Network. This includes:

  • Feedback from patients can be used to inform service improvement
  • Patients and carers will be involved in shaping and developing services
  • Patients and carers will be supported and prepared to fully engage as partners

The Northern Ireland Stroke Network is a regional multi-professional network tasked with improving stroke services across Northern Ireland. Membership includes:

  • Primary and Secondary Care Providers
  • Health and Social Care Board & Public Health Agency
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Patients, carers and their families

The Northern Ireland Stroke Network aims to provide strategic direction and leadership to those involved in the development and delivery of stroke services in Northern Ireland. Through its Regional Steering Group and various subgroups, the Network drives continuous improvement in stroke care and stroke survival for the people of Northern Ireland.

You are invited to become a PPI Representative for the Stroke Network, and you can become a member of various Network groups, join the Communications Panel or both.

As a member of a Network group, you would attend meetings, giving you the opportunity to highlight issues which are important to patients and their families, propose and influence areas for change and contribute to policy development.

The communication panel will read information written by the Stroke Network for stroke services, patients or the public and feedback comments before it is published. This ensures that the information is clearly presented, easy to read and is helpful and informative. Also, to support the network in developing media messages and revising the Networks webpage.

What skills or abilities will service users need to have?

The service user would need to have the ability to participate in a group discussion or willingness to commit to review / consult documents pertaining to programme.

What support will service users recieve?

All information will be treated with confidence at all times.

We will accommodate any special needs you have.

Involvement is entirely voluntary.

Service users can tell us how much time they can give us.

A briefing and debrief meeting will be held when required to allow service users to ask any questions and raise any concerns.

Relevant material will be available electronically or in hard copy sent through the post in a timely manner.  Reply paid envelopes will be provided for you to return the information required.

Opportunities to share experiences with other PPI representatives at meetings or conferences will be provided.

Travel expenses will be covered.

Should you have any questions or queries, please contact Jane Reilly on or 028 9536 1705