Stroke

The clinical leads for the breast surgery work stream were appointed on 10th November 2017 and endorsed by the British Association of Stroke Physicians. You can read more about the appointment of clinical leads here.

Clinical Lead: Dr Deborah Lowe

Consultant Stroke Physician and Geriatrician, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Clinical Lead for Stroke within the Strategic Clinical Networks and Senate.

Dr Deb Lowe is a Consultant Stroke Physician and Geriatrician on the Wirral. She graduated from Liverpool Medical School in 1997 and did her postgraduate medical training within Merseyside and Cheshire region.  She completed a Research Fellows post in Stroke Medicine and has an interest in patient education and empowerment.

She has been a Consultant Stroke Physician and Geriatrician at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since January 2006.  Since 2008 she has been a Clinical Service Lead for Stroke, Elderly Care and Rehabilitation and Clinical Director for Division of Medicine & Acute Specialities since 2013.

During her time in medical management she has developed several services and Wirral Stroke Service is recognised as being one of the best performing in the UK in national audits. She has also developed one of the first Older Persons Short Stay and Frailty Units in the region. Deb’s work in Stroke has been recognised nationally when she was a finalist in the Stroke Association Life After Stroke Awards for Professional Excellence in 2013.

Deb has been Clinical Lead for Stroke within the Strategic Clinical Networks and Senate since January 2014.   She has led Peer Support Service Reviews across the region over the last few years and has comprehensive knowledge of Stroke Services across country.  She chairs several stroke boards that have focused on the delivery of sustainable and effective stroke services. Within this role she is keen to promote a culture of effective clinical engagement, accurate performance monitoring and is currently working closely with Clinical Leads and Commissioners across the Northwest Coast to deliver sustainable world class stroke services.

She delivers education both within primary and secondary care to improve knowledge and understanding of Stroke and most importantly the management of Atrial Fibrillation and other modifiable risk factors.

Senior Clinical Advisor: Dr David Hargroves

Consultant Physician and Clinical Lead for Stroke Medicine, East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust