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Do you know how to ACT FAST when stroke strikes?

Face Has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?
Arms Can they raise both arms and keep them there?
Speech Is their speech slurred?
Time Time to call 999 if you see any single one of these signs

Act Fast Campaign Re-Launch

The award-winning Act FAST on Stroke campaign re-launched on Sunday 9 March with new TV advertising.

Originally launched in February 2009 with hard-hitting imagery to highlight the visible signs of stroke, the Act FAST campaign is designed to inform the public about FAST Face, Arm, Speech, Time to call 999.

When Stroke strikes act F.A.S.T.

FAST is a simple test to help people to recognise the signs of stroke and understand the importance of emergency treatment. The faster a stroke patient receives treatment, the better their chances are of surviving and reducing long-term disability.

As with previous bursts, the campaign aims to:

  • Raise awareness of the symptoms of stroke
  • Encourage people to call 999 immediately if they suspect someone is having a stroke.

Re-launching the Act FAST campaign is expected to help more people recognise the signs of stroke so that they can help family, friends and others should a stroke occur.

Make sure you know what to look for when stroke strikes.

To find out more, learn about how to reduce your risk of stroke or watch the TV ads, click here.