Promoting stroke-specific education
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Promoting stroke-specific education

Caroline L Watkins Professor of stroke and older people’s care, University of Central Lancashire, Preston
Michael J Leathley Principal lecturer, University of Central Lancashire, Preston
Campbell Chalmers Stroke nurse consultant, NHS Lanarkshire, honorary lecturer, University of Glasgow, University of the West of Scotland
Catherine Curley Stroke thrombolysis co-ordinator and specialist nurse, Acute stroke unit, Fairfield General Hospital, Bury
Jane E Fitzgerald Research assistant, University of Central Lancashire, Preston
Lynn Reid Lead training coordinator, Advice and support department, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, Edinburgh
Jane Williams Consultant nurse in stroke care, Portsmouth Stroke Services, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

Stroke is the most common cause of adult neurological disability in the UK. This article describes the reasons for the establishment of the UK Forum for Stroke Training and the Stroke-Specific Education Framework. It illustrates how these initiatives can be used to access a range of endorsed, stroke-specific courses to develop excellence in stroke care and multidisciplinary teamwork, as demanded by the Department of Health’s National Stroke Strategy.

Nursing Standard. 26, 39, 35-40. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.

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