After a stroke you need accurate and trustworthy information to help you understand what has happened and to support you in making informed choices for your future. That's why all our leaflets and factsheets are written by professionals who work for our stroke helpline and information service and hear at first hand the issues of concern to you.
Our publications have been awarded the Information Standard, an important quality mark to reassure you that all our information is high quality and based on proper scientific evidence.
This means that we review all of our leaflets and factsheets regularly to ensure that their content is up-to-date and accurate. All our publications are referenced so you can see the sources we use. We also listen to the feedback you give us and aim to constantly improve.
We work to the DISCERN quality criteria for consumer health information on treatment choices and the Plain English Campaign guidelines and we take measures to try to make our materials more accessible to everyone. All our leaflets and factsheets are available in large print and a selection are available in audio format.
Our six core information leaflets were developed in consultation with stroke survivors and have been awarded Crystal Mark by the Plain English Campaign. To date, additional funding has enabled us to provide the following translations of these leaflets, all available as downloads from the website:
- All our core information leaflets in Welsh
- Preventing a stroke leaflet in South Asian languages - Bengali, Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi and Gujarati
- Preventing a stroke leaflet also in Somali
The cost of printing some of our publications is met by sponsorship agreements with private companies. Sponsorship of core information materials is considered on an individual basis. The Stroke Association does not accept sponsorship from any pharmaceutical or other commercial company where acceptance would affect the independence of our governance, editorial control, or decision-making.
Recommendations for new publications are made on the basis of new published research findings, new clinical practice or guidelines, and suggestions from health and social care professionals, people affected by stroke and members of the public. If you have any questions or comments about our publications, or have a suggestion for a new one, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org