Stroke is the third cause of death and greatest cause of adult disability within the UK. Stroke has a devastating impact on both the individual and their families, and the effects can last a lifetime. After suffering a stroke, people are often left with a long-term disability; this puts substantial demand on the NHS and the economy.

The National Stroke Strategy ends this year however it is expected there will be a national stroke plan to continue to progress the improvement of stroke services, which will shape the Network future work programme.

Please see attached a link to a stroke video produced by NHS England and the Stroke Association.