National Stroke Service Model

Integrated stroke delivery networks (ISDNs) are the key vehicle for transforming stroke care across the country. Using a full-pathway approach, they will prevent thousands of patients suffering a stroke, through improved diagnosis and access to treatment in 24/7 specialist stroke units, and increase the availability of high quality rehabilitation and ongoing community care to rebuild patients’ lives after a stroke.

The National Stroke Service Model outlines best practice stroke care for the NHS. The model details the overarching objectives and governance of an ISDN as well as outlining the optimal pathway for joined-up stroke care throughout the patient journey.