Approximately 110,000 people in England, 11,000 people in Wales and 4,000 people in Northern Ireland have a stroke each year. Although most people survive their first stroke there are usually lasting effects. Over 900,000 people in England live with the effects of stroke.
This National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline covers offers evidence-based guidance on the care of adults (and young people aged 16 years and older) who have had a stroke and suffer from continuing impairment, activity limitation or participation restriction.
This guideline reviews the interventions that can be used in stroke rehabilitation. It states that multidisciplinary teams, consisting of both health and social care professionals, are needed to deliver effective stroke rehabilitation services.
“Key aspects of rehabilitation care include multidisciplinary assessment, identification of functional difficulties and their measurement, treatment planning through goal setting, delivery of interventions which may either effect change or support the person in managing persisting change, and evaluation of effectiveness”.
Read more: Stroke Rehabilitation CG162.
The main section headings in “NICE Clinical Guideline 162” comprise:
- Patient-centred care.
- Terms used in this guideline.
- Key priorities for implementation.
- Research recommendations.
- Other information. (Related Guidelines).
- The Guideline Development Group, National Collaborating Centre and NICE project Team.
- About this guideline.
Stroke rehabilitation: Long-term rehabilitation after stroke. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), June 13th 2013. NICE Clinical Guideline 162.
NICE Stroke Care Pathway
The NICE Pathway has been updated to include this guidance:
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].