The organisations below provide resources to help professionals, researchers and students who are looking for information on the planning and delivery of high-quality stroke care services in the UK.
You may also like to visit our pages dedicated to Professionals, which include information on training opportunities. Our Research section explains how we fund research and sets out how to apply for funding for your project. Our Campaigns section focuses on the work we do to raise awareness of stroke and drive improvements in stroke prevention and aftercare.
Works to highlight the healthcare needs of black and minority ethnic (BME) communities to reduce inequalities in service provision. Includes running a project to provide BME communities with information about stroke prevention and access to services after stroke.
A coalition of UK organisations working in the field of aphasia and campaigns to raise awareness of aphasia.
Association of British Neurologists
Aims to improve the health and well-being of people with neurological disorders by advancing the knowledge and practice of neurology in the British Isles.
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology (ACPIN)
A clinical interest group of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and aims to encourage the pursuit of excellence in neurological physiotherapy. ACPIN maintains a register of physiotherapists prepared to undertake private neurological work.
British Association of Stroke Physicians (BASP)
Aims to promote the advancement of stroke medicine in Great Britain. Provides guidance for training of doctors and facilities research. Also advises on stroke policy and lobbies government.
British Heart Foundation’s statistics website
This separate British Heart Foundation website gives access to statistics on the burden, prevention, treatment and causes of heart disease in the UK.
Provides online resources to support the best in evidence-based medicine and healthcare. Includes the Cochrane Library, incorporating the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews of research trials in particular areas of healthcare treatment
Communication Forum Scotland
An alliance of organisations who represent people with communication support needs. Their work provides support for service providers and decision makers to help them engage with people with communication support needs.
European Stroke Organisation (ESO)
A European society of stroke researchers, national and regional stroke societies and other lay organisations. Aims to improve and optimise the management of stroke in Europe by providing medical education for healthcare professionals and the public.
National Audit Office (NAO)
NAO research in the health and social care sector has made a significant impact on the reporting of the state of stroke care in England.
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Provides national guidance on prevention and treatment in healthcare. Includes clinical guidelines on diagnosis and initial management of acute stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA).
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
A leading American, government-funded research institute for neurological disorders. Their website provides a wide range of information on neurological conditions and symptoms, including stroke.
Works to improve access to high-quality, joined-up services for those with neurological conditions. Aims to drive forward and monitor implementation of the National Service Framework for Long Term Neurological Conditions across England.
NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries
An online NHS resource that provides evidence-based information about common conditions along with practical recommendations for management
NHS Evidence – Stroke
Supports stroke professionals by facilitating access to high-quality, appraised, evidence-based information on all aspects of the condition. Has a searchable library of best available research, guidelines and information for patients and carers.
NHS Improvement – Stroke
Provides the latest information on the NHS Stroke Improvement Programme. The programme supports regional Stroke Care Networks and provides expertise on how to begin, manage and sustain improvements to NHS stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) services.
Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
Aims to improve the quality of patient care by continually raising medical standards. The RCP publishes national guidelines with recommendations on clinical standards of care after stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA). The RCP also publishes a bi-annual audit of the quality of stroke unit care across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
Aims to improve the quality of healthcare for patients in Scotland and develops national clinical guidelines for healthcare, including stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA).
Stroke Research Network
Works to improve infrastructure, investment and collaborative working for clinical stroke research in the UK.
United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF)
Seeks to promote understanding of acquired brain injury, provide information, campaign for better services and influence policy-makers. It holds a directory of voluntary-sector rehabilitation services for people with acquired brain injury.
UK Stroke Forum
Aims to improve stroke care in the UK. Holds an annual conference to enable professionals and others to meet, share ideas and promote stroke research.
World Stroke Organization (WSO)
Aims to promote stroke prevention and access to stroke care. Also promotes stroke research, teaching and education. The website has a series of lectures on stroke management.