Welcome to the Stroke Website

From their peak incidence in the 1970's, rates of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) and Stroke have steadily declined in Scotland, but not at the pace of our northern European neighbours. CHD and Stroke will remain a major public health problem in Scotland for several decades to come.

The Strategy for CHD and Stroke in Scotland was published in October 2002 following the publication of the Task force report a year earlier. The Strategy represents the culmination of 4 years' work, based upon extensive consultation with patients, clinicians and managers. The Minister for Health and Community Care has accepted the recommendations within the report and at the time of the launch, announced the availability of an additional £40 million pounds funding over 3 years to support the implementation of the CHD and Stroke Strategy.

The following advisory structures have been established to take this work forward. Professor Ross Lorimer and Professor Martin Dennis were appointed to the chairs of the National Advisory Committees on CHD and Stroke respectively. Professor Ross Lorimer has now stood down and and Dr Paul McIntyre has been appointed the new Chair of the National Advisory Committee for CHD.

Statistics on mortality, incidence and NHS treatment are available at http://www.isdscotland.org.


Click on the links above for further information on the work, remit and membership of the National Advisory Committee and its sub groups. The minutes of meetings will be posted on the web site once approved by the national advisory groups.