The Stroke Foundation developed StrokeLink, a team-based quality improvement program, to help reduce the gap between evidence, as outlined in the Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management, and practice, as identified in the National Stroke Audit.

StrokeLink is designed to help health professionals maintain or improve stroke care by identifying local gaps in practice; priorities, barriers and enablers for improvement; and agreed action. The program is underpinned by the rapid quality improvement framework plan-do-study-act (PDSA) to test agreed improvement strategies.

The main component of StrokeLink is face-to-face workshops at the local, regional and state level. These workshops help stroke teams develop action plans to address prioritised gaps in care.

StrokeLink began in Queensland mid-2008 offering hospital teams outreach visits and locally based workshops facilitated by the Foundation staff.


Stroke Foundation also encourages and supports best practice stroke care by developing or sharing clinical tools and resources, educational opportunities  and collaborative activities.

For more information or to register your interest in the program, please contact:

Kelvin Hill, Manager, Guidelines Program,