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Programme Area: Stroke Care
Overview: Improving stroke services will reduce the number of people who have a stroke, reduce the morbidity following a stroke and facilitate quicker functional recovery and discharge home.
This programme area is the second year of stroke services improvement work, which builds on the improvements achieved in acute stroke services as part of the All Wales Stroke Services Improvement Collaborative (AWSSIC) in 2008/09.
The workstreams of the stroke programme focus on:
Care bundles are being implemented across these three workstreams.
To support teams delivering Acute Stroke Services around
To support clinicians and healthcare professionals to make improvements in the reliability of integrated early rehabilitation for patients and carers following stroke.
Stroke Rehabilitation Dataset (Word Doc)
To support local teams of healthcare professionals to make improvements in the reliability of integrated care for the management of individuals who present with a TIA.
Programme Manager: Michelle Graham
Michelle is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Stroke and has worked in this field for 15 years across Primary and Secondary care in England and Wales. She has a BSc (1st class Hons) in Specialist nursing and a post graduate diploma in Health Sciences. She completed the Kings Fund Stroke Leadership course in 2008 and currently chairs the Welsh Stroke Nurse Alliance.
Acute services for stroke patients in
Newly appointed Performance Improvement Manager at the DSU,
As this new national reporting becomes established in line for September 2010,
For more information, please contact:
Video: Improving Stroke Services (Aneurin Bevan Health Board) - video from Learning Session 1, November 2010
Three videos were produced in March 2011 to show the improvements made in stroke care around Wales. These were filmed in locations around Wales:
Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth
Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bangor
University Hospital, Cardiff
Other helpful resources
Stroke Services Improvement Programme (NHS Wales intranet)
NHS Improvement also issues a bi-weekly e-newsletter for anyone working with, or interested in, stroke and TIA issues and services. To receive the bulletin, please email email@example.com to request it.
For further information on Acute stroke: Acute Stroke: How To Guide (NHS Wales) or Going Up a Gear: Practical Steps (NHS England)
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To contact someone about this programme area, email 1000 Lives Plus
Last updated: 22/08/2011