There are more than 100,000 strokes in the UK each year causing 38,000 deaths, making it a leading cause of death and disability. The National Institute for Health and Excellence (NICE) Impact Stroke Report focuses on how evidence-based guidance contributes to improvements in care for people who are at risk of or who have had a stroke.
The report highlights progress made by the health and care system in implementing NICE guidance. NICE impact reports review how NICE recommendations for evidence-based and cost-effective care are being used in priority areas of the health and care system, helping to improve outcomes where this is needed most.
NICE works with partners including NHS England, Public Health England, and NHS Improvement to support these changes and also looks for opportunities to make savings by reducing ineffective practice.