Please note: Further information For further information on centralised stroke services in Greater Manchester please contac the Stroke Operational Delivery Network Manager Sarah Rickard: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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