Tag Archives: Stroke Care Teams

Stroke Mortality and Weekend Working (BBC News / PLoS Medicine)

Summary A recent study indicates that stroke survival is associated with the number of nurses available at weekends, but not the frequency of doctors’ ward rounds. The importance of the so-called “weekend effect” is widely recognised across many areas of … Continue reading

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Centralisation of Stroke Care (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary Stroke care should be centralised in large specialist units. People suffering a stroke in London have been taken to one of eight 24-hour specialist stroke units since 2010 (rather than their nearest unit) with improved outcomes. Centralising stroke care … Continue reading

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Online Training for Stroke Care Teams and a Patient Information Brochure (Wessex HIEC / University of Central Lancashire)

Summary Wessex HIEC (Southampton University and the Wessex Stroke Forum Clinical Leads Group for ESD) and local networks have developed a resource to assist earlier hospital discharge for stroke care patients with the support of community-based teams. This online training … Continue reading

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