Stroke and transient ischaemic attack in over 16s: diagnosis and initial management - NICE guideline

This guideline covers interventions in the acute stage of a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA). It offers the best clinical advice on the diagnosis and acute management of stroke and TIA in the 48 hours after onset of symptoms


In May 2019, we reviewed the evidence and made new recommendations on:

These supplement the existing recommendations on:

Who is it for?

  • Healthcare professionals in primary and secondary NHS healthcare settings
  • Commissioners and providers of services
  • People aged over 16 who have had a stroke or TIA, their families and carers