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Community Stroke Resource

The Community Stroke Resource brings together and shares the learning and information the Stroke Improvement Programme has gathered so far about community stroke services. It comprises a collection of material including evidence from literature and research, business cases, inspirational presentations and documentation related to community stroke services.  The information has been organised into 12 areas and is aligned closely with Quality Marker 10 of the National Stroke Strategy. It is designed to support innovative practice and the sharing of knowledge across rehabilitation.

The resource can be used by anyone including those involved directly with stroke survivors and carers in the community and people interested in the development of new services or working to improve existing community stroke services.

The range of support someone may need after a stroke
(National Stroke Strategy, 2007)

Community Stroke Resource

Clinical documentation Life after stroke Measuring quality, impact & outcomes Patient & Public Engagement Rehabilitation service models including ESD Research guidelines & evidence based practice Review Supplementary specialist services Tariff Frequently asked questions Commissioning information Education of stroke skilled staff

If you have information you would like to share on the Community Stroke Resource, please contact Jill Lockhart.

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'Stoke rehabilitation in the community: commissioning for improvement'

'Stoke rehabilitation in the community: commissioning for improvement' provides a comprehensive guide to the development of effective community rehabilitation services. Together with detailed examples of good practice and information about early supported discharge (ESD) service models implemented in England, it explores factors which influence local commissioning, and identifies tools to assist with commissioning and funding rehabilitation. This new publication is particularly relevant to the emerging commissioning landscape, the development of a new outcomes framework, and the positioning of stroke within long term conditions.

Practical principles for:

Developing an early supported discharge service



Developing a community stroke service

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