The 5th round of the National Sentinel Audit of Stroke on the organisation of care was conducted in April 2006 having taken place on a two-year cycle since 1998.
The aims of the audit are:
- to enable Trusts to benchmark the quality of their stroke services compared to national standards
- to identify changes in stroke service organisation and quality of care for stroke patients since the 2004 national sentinel audit
- to evaluate the extent to which the National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke have been implemented
- to monitor the progress of stroke care delivery post National Service Framework Older People.
This audit was funded by the Healthcare Commission and run by the Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit (CEEU) of the Royal College of Physicians London. It was co-ordinated by the CEEU and data were collected within Trusts using a standardised method.