Annual review date: 2016

This topic was identified for update following the annual review of quality standards in 2014. The review identified that there had been changes in the areas for improvement for stroke.

This NICE quality standard defines a high standard of care within this topic area. It provides specific, concise quality statements, measures and audience descriptors to provide patients and the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers with definitions of high-quality care.

This quality standard covers care provided to adult stroke patients by healthcare staff during diagnosis and initial management, acute-phase care, rehabilitation and long-term management.

It was previously called stroke quality standard.