Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'stroke'
Specific, concise statements that act as markers of high-quality, cost-effective patient care
The advice in the NICE guideline covers:
- how healthcare professionals should recognise the symptoms of a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and make a diagnosis quickly
- when people should have a brain scan and other types of scan
- specialist care for people in the first 2 weeks after a stroke
- drug treatments for people who have had a stroke
- surgery for people who have had a stroke.
Responsibility for undertaking a review of this guidance at the designated review date has passed to the National Clinical Guidelines Centre for Acute and Chronic Conditions (NCGC-ACC) The National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions is no longer active.
- Stroke quality standard
- CG68 Stroke: algorithm 1 (TIA pathway)
- CG68 Stroke: algorithm 2 (stroke pathway)
- CG68 Stroke: NICE guideline (web format)
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: stroke
This page was last updated: 10 October 2013
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- Quick reference guide (PDF)
- NICE Guideline (PDF)
- Full Guideline
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