Posts Tagged ‘Stroke’

BASP identifies significant shortage of stroke physicians in the NHS

There is a significant and intensifying shortage of stroke consultants in the UK. A report by the British Association of Stroke Physicians says four in ...

Stroke deaths in England halved in the first decade of the 21st century

Deaths from stroke in England halved during the first decade of the 21st century, mainly as a result of improved survival due to better care, a study finds...

Stroke audit reveals improved access to NHS treatment despite variation in performace

Patients are receiving quicker access to tests and treatment for stroke, a report reveals. The fourth annual report, commissioned by NHS England, shows ...

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...