Posts Tagged ‘Stroke’

Best stroke services continue excellence but still unacceptable variation in NHS

Twenty five NHS stroke services scored an overall ‘A’ score for the quality of care they provide for patients in a national review, demonstrating that ...

Dear Jeremy, please work with stroke community to update NHS National Stroke Strategy

The following is a letter from the British Association of Stroke Physicians to the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt about an NHS National Stroke Strategy: D...

Dementia and stroke research underfunded in UK

The amount of government money pumped into dementia and stroke research in the UK has risen significantly in recent years, but it is still way too low when...

Staff shortages affecting stroke services

Two reports published today from the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) show that despite steady progress in the care of stroke patients i...

Centralising stroke services can cut deaths

Centralising acute stroke services can reduce mortality and length of hospital stay, according to a study. Stroke is a leading cause of death and disabili...

New online resource rates stroke performance

A new online resource offers the public access to recent data on how well their local hospital is diagnosing, treating and managing stroke. The Sentinel ...

Centralising acute stroke services saves lives

Centralising acute stroke services in particular London hospitals has led to significant reductions in both mortality and costs, a study reveals. Before 2...

NICE publishes guideline on improving stroke rehabilitation outcomes

NICE has published guidance aimed at improving outcomes for people who have a disability caused by a stroke. NICE says people should be given targeted the...

Emergency readmission rates for stroke rise

A bigger proportion of stroke patients were readmitted to hospital as an emergency case in 2010/11 compared to 2001/02, figures show. Twelve in every 100 ...

Stroke: Final guidance on the use of drug to reduce long term impact

NICE has issued final guidance on the use of alteplase (Actilyse, Boehringer Ingelheim) for the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke. NICE has recommended a...

Outcomes better at high volume stroke centres

Treatment is faster and outcomes are better at stroke centres dealing with a high volume of patients, research finds. The study is based on 442 patients t...