Stroke campaign

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Grampian pharmacies are joining the campaign to help people to recognise a stroke – and act ‘FAST’ to save lives.

Posters will be displayed in the windows of pharmacies to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of a stroke. 

Info cards, which alert people on what to watch out for and when to dial 999, will also be placed inside prescription bags for those receiving cardiovascular disease medication. The cards can then be stored in patients’ wallets.

The FAST message, promoted by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS), was developed by leading stroke physicians and focuses on how an attack affects the face, arms and speech. The T represents time to call the emergency services.

For information see www.chss.org.uk/FASTENDS