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Government claims success for ‘act fast’ stroke campaign

Latest figures show that the annual “act fast” stroke campaign has had a significant impact on patients receiving stroke treatment.

Last year alone, in the two months after the adverts finished running and people’s awareness of the signs increased, the NHS in England saw a 24 per cent rise in stroke related 999 calls, and a 16 per cent rise in stroke sufferers being seen quicker following the campaign in 2011.

A new advertising campaign has been launched to get people suffering from stroke to hospital as fast as possible.