The Stroke Programme has been at the forefront of quality improvement programmes in stroke since 1996.
What we are doing
The programme measures the quality of the organisation and delivery of stroke care against the evidence-based standards that it sets in the National Clinical Guideline for Stroke (now encompassed within the NICE quality standards).
The Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme is managed at King’s College London and is the single source of stroke data in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Stroke Peer Review Scheme is run in partnership with the British Association of Stroke Physicians and the Stroke Association. The Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party (ICSWP) is made up of senior representatives from all the professional bodies involved in stroke care, as well as the voluntary sector and patient representation.