Regular reviews ensure that stroke survivors continue to feel supported. It’s important to enable and support people as they navigate through the system.
What is a Post-Stroke Review?
A Post-Stroke Review is performed by a trained coordinator with extensive knowledge of stroke. It gives stroke survivors dedicated time to review their needs and signpost to relevant services and advice.
The review uses the Greater Manchester Stroke Assessment Tool (GM-SAT) and covers 35 common problem areas related to health, medical, social and emotional. This provides a comprehensive review of their needs, then results are shared with the client and primary care team.
Who is this service for?
The National Stroke Strategy in England states that all stroke survivors are entitled to a review of their needs at six months. Many issues won’t appear until months after a stroke, and without follow-up, there is an increased risk of secondary stroke and further complications.
What we offer through our service
A Post-Stroke Review identifies the unmet needs of stroke survivors and their carers, which our coordinators then address. They also carry out checks to highlight unidentified high blood pressure or Atrial Fibrillation (AF).
Read our Post-Stroke Review service leaflet for more information.