If you suspect a stroke dial 999

The main signs of stroke can be remembered with the word FAST:

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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 – if you notice any of these signs make the call – dial 999 immediately.

The NHS is still here for you and ready to deal with emergencies. If you think you or a family member is suffering the symptoms of a stroke, you should dial 999 immediately.