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Stroke Improvement Plan

Stroke Improvement Plan

Thursday, August 21, 2014

ISBN: 9781784127046

The Stroke Improvement Plan sets out the priorities and actions to deliver improved prevention, treatment and care for all people in Scotland affected by stroke.

Executive Summary

The Stroke Improvement Plan sets out our continued ambition to deliver world-leading health and social care which is person-centred, clinically effective and safe.

This Plan identifies the key priorities and sets out why these issues are important. It identifies the key actions which if delivered will contribute towards improvement. The Plan also emphasises the importance of being able to measure the impact of what we do and thereby demonstrate the change that has happened.

The Plan identifies eight priority areas for improvement. These priorities are:

1. Early Recognition of Transient Ischaemic Attacks (TIA) and Stroke

2. Rapid Admission, Early Diagnosis and Treatment

3. Stroke Care Bundle

4. Skilled and Knowledgeable Workforce

5. Early Diagnosis and Treatment for Non-admitted Patients

6. Secondary Prevention

7. Transition to Community

8. Supported Self-management and Living with Stroke