October 2016: This quality standard was updated and statements prioritised in 2010 were replaced.
Statements are marked as [new 2016] or [2010, updated 2016]:
[new 2016] if the statement covers a new area for quality improvement
[2010, updated 2016] if the statement covers an area for quality improvement included in the 2010 quality standard and has been updated.
Statements numbered 3, 5 and 7 in the 2010 version have been updated and included in the updated quality standard, marked as [2010, updated 2016].
Statements from the 2010 version (numbered 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11) that are no longer considered national priorities for improvement but may still be useful at a local level are included after the updated statements in the list of quality statements section.
The 2010 quality standard for stroke is available as a pdf.
May 2019: Changes have been made to align this quality standard with the updated NICE guideline on stroke and transient ischaemic attack in over 16s. References and source guidance sections have been updated.
June 2017: Statements from the 2010 version that are no longer national priorities but may be useful locally have been moved to the list of quality statements section.