NHS RightCare Pathways: Stroke published for local health economies in England

14,000 strokes could be prevented over the next three years with improved prevention, treatment and outcomes management across health and care systems.  Building on the ongoing work of NHS England and the Stroke Association to improve services across England, NHS RightCare has published the latest NHS RightCare Pathway for Stroke.

The Pathway defines the core components of an optimal service for people who have had a stroke or are at risk of a stroke.

This new Pathway has been developed in collaboration with the National Clinical Director for Stroke, Tony Rudd, members of the Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party (ICSWP), the Stroke Association and a range of other stakeholders from across the health and care system.

The Pathway defines the key interlocking components for an optimal system for prevention and management of stroke and also the priority higher value interventions that systems should focus on to address variation, improve outcomes, reduce cost and contribute toward a sustainable NHS.

The resources in the Pathway include a range of other national guidance and examples of best practice from across England to help make change on the ground.

Local health economies can use this resource as a framework for their local improvement discussions, particularly during the ‘What to Change’ phase of their RightCare work.

NHS RightCare Pathways form part of the NHS RightCare Intelligence Programme.