How we produce our information

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.

Our information production processes

We produce our information following the processes originally set out in the NHS England Information Standard. All our guides are based on the latest research, and we involve experts and stroke survivors in reviews. We update our information regularly to include the latest guidelines and clinical practice.

As the UK's leading stroke charity, our expertly created specialist stroke information is accurate, accessible, relevant and trusted.

We use plain English and accessible design for all our information.


It's important that our information is based on accurate and up-to-date evidence, so we only use reliable sources for the latest research. This includes information from professional bodies and other reliable sources including NHS, NICE, 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. All our information publications are available as webpages, PDFs, large-print word documents and a selection are available as online audio.

You can find out more about accessibility and request other formats.


We are committed to supporting the Welsh Language Duty, and we are making our core publications available in Welsh.

We translate some of our guides into other languages, you can find a list of translated titles here.

If you need information in another language that we don't offer, contact the Helpline to find out about our interpreting service.


We get help from some private companies to pay the printing costs of a small number of our publications. This means we can reach more people who need our information. We keep full editorial control of all our content, and we follow strict rules about who funds us. For a full list of our sponsored publications, please email

You can find out more about our sponsorship guidelines and how companies can get involved with us.