Review decision date: May 2014

Review decision: 

This guideline should not be updated at this time.

For further information, please refer to Surveillance Review Decision.

May 2015 - This guideline will shortly be checked to see if it needs updating, please register as a stakeholder to be informed about the decision.

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Next review date: TBC

The advice in the NICE guideline covers:

  • how healthcare professionals should recognise the symptoms of a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and make a diagnosis quickly
  • when people should have a brain scan and other types of scan
  • specialist care for people in the first 2 weeks after a stroke
  • drug treatments for people who have had a stroke
  • surgery for people who have had a stroke.

Responsibility for undertaking a review of this guidance at the designated review date has passed to the National Clinical Guidelines Centre for Acute and Chronic Conditions (NCGC-ACC) The National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions is no longer active.

  • NICE has accredited the process used by the Centre for Clinical Practice at NICE to produce guidelines. Accreditation is valid for 5 years from September 2009 and applies to guidelines produced since April 2007 using the processes described in NICE's 'The guidelines manual' (2007, updated 2009). More information on accreditation can be viewed at