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Stroke-specific education framework

  • Document type:
    Guidance
  • Author:
    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    20 April 2009
  • Publication format:
    A4 electronic only
  • Gateway reference:
    11658
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown

The National Stroke Strategy, covering stroke services in England, was launched in December 2007.  It was inclusive in its development and was welcomed warmly by all stakeholders.  The Strategy recognised that staff working in stroke had variable levels of knowledge and skills and that there was no nationally recognised stroke specific training.  DH liaised with professional organisations, the NHS Workforce Review Team and the Stroke Association to establish a UK Forum for Stroke Training to provide nationally recognised, quality assured and transferable education and learning programmes in stroke at pre-registration and post graduate level.  The forum set up a steering group with wide ranging representation and from all UK countries. Task Groups produced reports which were brought together into this Stroke-specific education framework.

We are now seeking comments from a targeted range of stakeholders, in particular those involved in developing courses and training programmes which contribute to improving the skills and knowledge of this workforce. To enable fine tuning of the content, a number of people who attended the UK Stroke Forum Conference in Harrogate in December 2008 expressed interest in seeing this framework. They will be sent a CD with the relevant documents within the next  2 - 3 weeks. The opportunity to comment is open until 12 June 2009.  We are planning for the final version of the framework to have its own web site and to remain a living document, updated as necessary to reflect changes and improvements in evidence related to stroke.

We are running an event on 7 May 2009 to provide the opportunity for key stakeholders to come together to discuss the Framework and offer thoughts on its content

Responses should be on the accompanying form and be sent to either of the email addresses below.

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