After a stroke you need accurate and trustworthy information. That's why we ask stroke survivors and their families, as well as medical experts, to help us when we put our information together. Find out how you can help us improve.

Information Standard

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All of our health and social care information is accredited by the Information Standard*, a quality mark to reassure you that all our health and social care information is high quality and based on proper evidence.

We regularly review our information on different topics to make sure that it stays accurate and up-to-date.

We also follow the Plain English Campaign guidelines on clear use of language.


It’s important that our information is based on accurate and up-to-date evidence, so we only use sources that are current, balanced and trustworthy. This includes information from professional bodies and other reliable sources including NICE, SIGN, Royal College of Physicians, medical journals and textbooks.

If you would like to know what sources we used to put together our information on a particular topic, email us at and we will send you a list.


We’re committed to making our information accessible to as many people as possible. That’s why we publish information in a number of formats. All of our information publications are available as large print word documents and a selection are available as digital audio files that can be downloaded from our website. Our core leaflets are available in Welsh.


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. We do not accept sponsorship from any pharmaceutical or other commercial company where acceptance would affect the independence of our governance, editorial control, or decision-making.

* The Stroke Association shall hold responsibility for the accuracy of the information they publish and neither the scheme operator nor the scheme owner shall have any responsibility whatsoever for costs, losses or direct or indirect damages or costs arising from inaccuracy of information or omissions in information published on the website on behalf of the Stroke Association.