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National Stroke Services Frameworks

The Acute and Rehabilitation Stroke Services Frameworks outline the principles, essential elements, models of care and staffing recommendations for stroke services. They guide where stroke services should be developed, and the monitoring of quality of stroke care.

The Frameworks complement clinical advice in the Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management, and the organisational survey in the National Stroke Audit reports against elements in the Frameworks.

The Stroke Foundation first developed the Acute Stroke Services Framework in 2008 and the Rehabilitation Stroke Services Framework in 2013. The Acute Framework has subsequently been revised in 2011, 2015 and again in 2018/19.

Draft updated Rehabilitation Framework 2022

The current 2013 version of the Rehabilitation Stroke Services Framework has been updated to put greater focus on community rehabilitation, to update models of care and link to new staffing recommendations.

Thank you to everyone who commented on our draft updated version. Submissions have now closed.