Recognising Stroke Symptoms

Meeting: 
MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Reference: 
2006/2143
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Following the success of your `Saving Londoners Lives' campaign in raising awareness of how to recognise heart attack symptoms, will you agree to lead a London wide campaign to train Londoners to recognise stroke symptoms using the FAST (Face, Arms, Speech Test)?

Answer

Answer for Recognising Stroke Symptoms

Answer for Recognising Stroke Symptoms

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Saving Londoners' Lives campaign was successful, but required significant funding and resources (mostly from health partners). We are not in a position to replicate this approach at present, but I will suggest the `Londoner' consider running an awareness-raising article on this issue.