The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network Stroke Rehabilitation Programme was commissioned from February 2014 and finished in August 2016.

The overall aim of the programme was to facilitate provision of evidence based community stroke services in all regions of the East Midlands. The vision being that all stroke survivors that need it would be able to receive appropriate delivery of specialist stroke rehabilitation in their own home. Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability, with devastating impact particularly when stroke survivors leave hospital and return home. Without community stroke rehabilitation services many stroke survivors face the prospect of a life of unnecessary dependency with additional burden placed upon formal and informal carers.

The Stroke Rehabilitation programme’s aim was to reduce inequality of care provision to ensure that stroke survivors and their families have greater opportunity to be supported in their recovery journey. Key outputs from the programme facilitated widespread sharing of evidence based best practice models, and were key to ensuring stroke care remains on the local and national agenda.

Four main areas were addressed:

We have prodocued a pdfresource list wish provides links to useful documents and a pdfprogramme impact report.

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