National stroke services frameworks

The National Stroke Foundation developed the Acute Stroke Services Framework 2011 and the Rehabilitation Stroke Services Framework 2013 to guide service planning, monitoring and improvement of appropriate acute and rehabilitation stroke services to support the delivery of best practice care as outlined by the Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2010.

These documents outline where stroke services should be developed, provides a basis for measuring adequacy of current structures and resources, guide decisions about resource requirements and provide an outline for monitoring of quality of acute stroke care.

Acute Stroke Services Framework