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Stroke service patient information

This page has links to national stroke guidelines and patient information sources.

Website links:

General information and patient information leaflets

 Do you know what a TIA is? - patient friendly information from Healthtalkonline.org

NHS Choices stroke information - includes an animation that explains how a stroke happens, the different types of stroke, and how lifestyle changes may help to reduce the risks

Care after Stroke & TIA - Information for patients and their carers
Patient information leaflet from the Royal College of Physicians, London
Allied to the National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke 4th Edition

The Stroke Association UK -  The only UK-wide charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages
The Stroke Association - Information about stroke from the US version of the Stroke Association

Electronic Quality Information for the Public (EQUIP) - EQUIP is an NHS website that only links to websites that have been checked for the quality of their information

Understanding NICE Guidance (Clinical Guideline 68)
Patient information leaflet from the National Institute of Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Allied to NICE Clinical Guideline 68 - Early assessment and treatment of people who have had a stroke or TIA

National Guidelines for doctors

National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) - Guidance on intial management of stroke and TIA
Royal College of Physicians - National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke (4th Edition).

Other resources

We will be happy to consider inclusion other resources that have been found to be helpful. Please do email us.