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The National Stroke Strategy

The Department of Health has been looking at how to improve stroke services (including stroke rehabilitation and support) and how to make services better for:

• People who have had a stroke
• Relatives and carers of people who have had a stroke
• People who are in danger of having a stroke

The National Stroke Strategy for England was published in December 2007. The strategy covers all aspects of stroke – from the early days of stroke recovery, to stroke rehabilitation,  through to living with the long term effects of stroke and aphasia.

Professor Sally Byng, from Connect, chaired the Post-Hospital Care Project for the Department of Health Stroke Strategy Team. Connect was also involved in supporting people with aphasia and relatives to give feedback on the draft strategy. Find out more in news.

For more information about the Stroke Strategy please visit the Department of Health website