Please note: Further information For further information on centralised stroke services in Greater Manchester please contac the Stroke Operational Delivery Network Manager Sarah Rickard: sarah.rickard@srft.nhs.uk

A summary of the Stroke SCN work can be found here

Below are some of the areas of work that have been a focus for the Stroke SCN:

Primary and secondary prevention review

Further analyse practice level data around Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and anti-coagulation.

Key deliverables:

  • Identify opportunities for increasing identification and treatment of AF
  • Establish links with Medicines Management around recommended anti-coagulation treatments
  • Raise awareness of AF and Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
  • Raise awareness of importance of NHS Health Checks
  • Identify training and education requirements around AF and TIA (new NICE AF guidance)

Improving the first 72 hours of stroke care

A project to agree the principles and a future model of care for both stroke and transient ischaemic attacks.

Key deliverables:

  • Ensure 7 day access to stroke services incorporated into future model
  • Develop best practice service specification

Improving rehabilitation and community care following a stroke

Developing a future model of care for rehabilitation and community care for patients who have had a stroke.

Key deliverables:

  • Ensure 7 day access to services incorporated into future model
  • Develop best practice service specifications
  • Progress "quick wins" around clarification/improvement/standardisation of existing processes