Dr Adrian Parry-Jones

App to help care for stroke patients shortlisted for award

The innovative ABC-ICH Stroke project has been shortlisted in the Stroke and Cardiovascular category for the prestigious BMJ Awards 2019.

The team, made up of experts from the Greater Manchester Connected Health City (GM CHC) programme at The University of Manchester and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group), have designed an app to assist in the delivery of an innovative ‘ABC care bundle’ to improve care for stroke patients.

Since the care bundle and app have been implemented, two lives have been saved every month. The ‘ABC care bundle’, developed at Salford Royal  by Dr Adrian Parry-Jones and the team, improves care by:

  • Rapidly reversing blood thinning drugs (Anticoagulants)
  • Lowering patients’ blood pressure in the emergency department (Blood pressure)
  • Ensuring that the patients in need of neurosurgery are taken there as quickly as possible (Care pathway.)

This year’s BMJ Awards attracted 291 entries across 14 categories. The awards reflect The BMJ’s mission to improve patient outcomes and showcase the very best healthcare by recognising and celebrating the exceptional work done by doctors and their teams across the UK. Winners will be announced on 24 April.