Stroke is the fourth biggest killer in the UK and a leading cause of disability. 1 in 50 of our residents live with the long-term consequences of the condition.
It has been a longstanding ambition of the Healthier Together Partnership to improve stroke services and outcomes for everyone in our area. The Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Stroke Programme Board – made up of people with lived experience of stroke, senior clinicians and staff – has been working together over a number of months to redesign stroke services in line with national standards and ensure that more lives are saved each year.
On 1 February, NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group approved recommendations to improve stroke services. Find out more.