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Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum

The Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum (SSNF) aims to promote the essential role that nurses play in stroke, with the sharing of knowledge, skills, research and expertise.

The Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum (SSNF) is for registered nurses, non-registered nurses and student nurses with an interest in stroke working in Scotland (events and conferences are open to other health professionals).

SSNF Newsletter Spring 2016 (PDF)

Become a member Learn more about SSNF Get to know the committee

Aims of forum

  • To promote the essential role of nurses in stroke
  • To share and develop knowledge, expertise and best practice
  • To incorporate research–based evidence into practice, and promote research
    to improve outcomes
  • To help develop core competencies, education and training initiatives for
    stroke nurses
  • To advise and influence the provision of stroke nursing services in order
    to affect patient care and carers at local and national level

About SSNF

The Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum (SSNF) aims to promote the essential role that nurses’ play in stroke with the sharing of knowledge, skills, research and expertise that enhances best practice.

This is achieved by playing an active part influencing nursing developments and services at local and national levels with the focus to help improve the stroke journey for patients, families and their carers.

History of SSNF

About SSNF

SSNF Chair

Campbell Chalmers

Director of Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) Scotland.
Honorary Lecturer, University of Glasgow /
Clinical Fellow, University of the West of Scotland
Chair of the Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum

Director Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) Scotland

12-14 Hillside Crescent
Tel: 0131 652 3140

Email: Campbell.chalmers@rnib.org.uk

SSNF Charter

The Charter for people living with stroke in Scotland aims to improve the experience and access to community services for thousands of people who have a stroke every year.

The Charter has been supported and endorsed by the Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum. Campbell Chalmers, Chair, SSNF said, “Rehabilitation, self-management and long-term support from stroke is essential to ensure people affected live as healthy, active and independent lives as possible. The Charter enables people by ensuring awareness and understanding of the care and support services which should be available”.

The Best Practice Statement

The Best Practice Statement for vision
problems after an acute stroke.

Stroke is a life changing experience. The resulting brain damage can affect the visual system causing problems with visual perception, eye movement disorders, low vision and visual field loss. The Quick Reference Guide below summarises the main points of a Best Practice Statement which provides advice on screening, assessing and managing vision problems in the first 30 days after anacute stroke.

> Download the Quick Reference Guide here

Become a member

Benefits of membership of SSNF

Membership is free. Joining is easy, simply click the button below and complete the membership form.

As a member you will receive regular mailings and invitations to participate in related research studies. Members are required to update their details periodically to renew their membership.

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SSNF Conference

SSNF Conference

This years’ conference takes place on 29th September 2016, at the Dewar’s Centre, Perth.

Registration is now open. Book here:


SSNF Conference programme 2016 (PDF)

Here are the presentations from last year’s conference.


Useful documents for Nurses