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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 […]

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 National Reporting Template PSS1 Medicines Optimisation trigger 1 […]

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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 […]

Public told ‘act FAST’ as NHS uses artificial intelligence to speed up stroke care

The NHS is today urging anyone who thinks they or a loved one have symptoms of the killer condition not be put off seeking help because of coronavirus but to ‘act FAST’. NHS staff have worked hard to ensure anyone who needs stroke care can safely get it despite the biggest public health emergency in […]

Stroke

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 […]

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 […]

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“The Stroke STP Programme Board has been forward-looking and creative in aspiring to meet the challenges of delivering high quality stroke services, especially in the context of significant economic and workforce challenges. The result is a Stroke Strategy which spans the entire pathway – from prevention through to treatment and rehabilitation. If we are able […]