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Stroke patients in England set to receive revolutionary new treatment

An estimated 8,000 stroke patients a year are set to benefit from an advanced emergency treatment which can significantly decrease the risk of long-term disability and also save millions of pounds in long term health and social care costs. NHS England has announced that it will commission mechanical thrombectomy so it can become more widely […]

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Thrombectomy: Mechanical thrombectomy is the interventional procedure of removing a blood clot (thrombus) from a blood vessel in the brain. NHS England now commissions mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke in accordance with the criteria outlined in the full Clinical Commissioning Policy and accompanying service specification ‘Mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke (all ages)’   NHS […]


The NHS Long Term Plan set outs the ambitions for the NHS over the next 10 years, identifying stroke as a clinical priority. It outlines how we will work with partners to improve stroke care along the full pathway from symptom onset to ongoing care. This includes prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. Meeting the ambitions in […]

2019/20 CQUIN

Combined CCG and PSS CQUIN Guidance Combined CCG and PSS CQUIN 2019/20 Guidance – Publishing Approval Reference 000050 CCG CQUIN Indicator Specification CCG CQUIN 2019/20 Indicators Specifications – Publishing Approval Reference 000050 Prescribed Specialised Services CQUIN 2019/20 Scheme PSS1 Medicines Optimisation and Stewardship PSS CQUIN Indicator PSS1 Medicines Optimisation trigger 1 Waste Calculator PSS1 Medicines Optimisation trigger […]

Ismalia de Sousa

@NHS from 10/09/18 to 14/09/18 Twitter: @Ismalia_S Job title: Clinical nurse specialist in stroke Place of work: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Ismalia de Sousa qualified as a general registered nurse in Portugal in 2009 in Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa, that included a three month clinical placement in Helsinki (Finland) as part of the ERASMUS […]

Black and ethnic minority NHS staff honoured in NHS Windrush 70 Awards

A mother and daughter who have dedicated their working lives to the NHS are amongst the black and minority ethnic NHS staff who have been honoured as part of NHS England’s Windrush awards. Winners of the prestigious awards include retired nurse Beatrice Akyeampong, who was recognised alongside her daughter, Dr Vanessa Apea, a sexual health […]

Ending the postcode lottery of stroke care

The Chief Executive of the Stroke Association looks at how integrated care systems provide a golden opportunity to improve stroke care and services both locally and nationally and make NHS Long Term Plan aspirations a reality: Stroke is a brain attack and an utterly devastating condition, disabling half of the 100,000 people it affects every […]

Significant improvements in NHS stroke care, new study finds

Patients are receiving significantly improved NHS stroke care, an independent report published today has revealed. The fourth annual report, commissioned by NHS England, states that patients are getting much quicker access to the vital tests and treatment they need when they have a stroke, greatly improving their chances of recovery. On the key indicators for […]