We are blogging about how the South London Stroke Register (SLSR) and other stroke research at King’s College London has generated new insights into:
- risks of stroke
- effectiveness of stroke care
- how well effective care is implemented
- impacts for stroke survivors.
The SLSR has provided data and analyses that informed a Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee report on stroke, the National Stroke Strategy, and contributed to two National Audit Office reports on acute and longer-term stroke care. The latter contributed to a major service reconfiguration in London, which has led to lower mortality and more efficient use of health care resources for stroke. The SLSR provides a platform for designing and evaluating new models of stroke care, including the largest trial of Early Supported Discharge, a cost-effective intervention which is now provided in the majority of hospitals in England, as well as being rolled out internationally.