About this information

NICE clinical guidelines advise the NHS on caring for people with specific conditions or diseases and the treatments they should receive. The information applies to people using the NHS in England and Wales.

This information explains the advice about rehabilitation after a stroke that is set out in NICE clinical guideline 162.

All of the treatment and care that NICE recommends is in line with the NHS Constitution (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nhs-constitution-for-england). NICE has also produced advice on improving the experience of care for adults using the NHS and their families and carers. For more information see 'About care in the NHS' on our website (www.nice.org.uk/nhscare).

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are an adult or young person aged 16 years or older who has had a stroke that continues to affect you and the activities you can do.

It does not cover:

  • preventing a stroke

  • infants and children under 16 years who have had a stroke

  • people who have had a stroke that gets better completely within 24 hours, known as a TIA (transient ischaemic attack) or a 'mini stroke'.

NICE has also produced advice about early treatment after a stroke or TIA. For more information, see Other NICE guidance.

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