An estimated 150,000 people have a stroke in the UK each year causing significant long-term disability and loss of independence in many of those affected. Stroke can be preventable and early intervention is vital to good outcomes.
Care integration can impact on quality of care and improve outcomes at every stage of the patient pathway through prevention, early diagnosis and treatment and effective rehabilitation. Entries for this category can be from individuals or teams responsible for planning or delivering integrated care pathways for this group of patients. Entries will be judged against the general criteria. Submissions could include one or more of the following elements: