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Centre for Acute and Chronic Conditions (NCGC-ACC) The National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions is no longer active.