Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme: Acute Organisational Audit Report 2012 (Royal College of Physicians)


This is the first Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) report published on behalf of the Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party following the national stroke audit. This report includes national and hospital level findings on aspects of stroke service organisation, and should permit the organisation of stroke services at a national level to be compared with the national standards outlined in the fourth edition of the national clinical guideline for stroke, the NICE clinical guideline, the national stroke strategy 2007 and the NICE quality standard for stroke (2010).

Topics covered include acute care organisation, specialist roles, staffing, TIA (mini stroke) services, communication between staff groups, communication with patients and carers, and care pathways at discharge. Results (in Section 3) are summarised in 8 domains used to calculate the score for any hospital. Trends over time appear in Section 4, and regional comparisons appear in Section 5.

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Acute organisational audit report: public report for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Prepared by Royal College of Physicians, Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit on behalf of the Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party for the general public. London: Royal College of Physicians, December 2012.

There is an Executive Summary (and also Appendices covering Supplementary Regional Reports).

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013].

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