Act FAST on first signs of a stroke
A campaign has been launched to help highlight the initial signs of a stroke and the actions people should take if they notice any symptoms in themselves or others. All you need to do is remember a simple acronym, FAST.
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 to call 999 if you see any one of these signs.
A stroke is a medical emergency. Even if you are not sure, Act FAST, make the call, dial 999.