The BEST Study
A joint research project between Charles Sturt University, Albury-Wodonga Health and Murrumbidgee Local Health District. This website is designed to assist patients with their rehabilitation and to assist clinicians to use the best possible stroke related evidence.


strokeframeworkthumbWA Health Stroke Education Framework
Outlines a set of minimum requirements around knowledge, skills and experience that have been identified as fundamental to delivering quality stroke care.

No postcode untouched - Stroke incidence map
The Stroke Foundation commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to estimate the impact of stroke across Australia. This report sheds new light on the widespread impact of stroke on local communities. It contains federal electorate breakdowns of key information including the number of strokes, the number of people living with the effect of stroke and the number of people who live at risk of stroke.



WA Health Stroke Quality Improvement Tool
The WA Health Stroke Quality Improvement Tool was developed as part of a state-wide consistent approach to quality service delivery through comprehensive stroke specific training and development.

 

strokemapthumbWA Stroke Services Map
A tool specifically for clinicians working in the area of stroke care. It provides an interactive map of WA's stroke related services and is helpful in planning a stroke patient's journey from acute to subacute back to community.

 

NSF logoNational Stroke Foundation
Provides access to information and resources for health professionals, stroke survivors and carers, including.

 

EnableMe
Source: National Stroke Foundation
A free online resource and community for stroke survivors and their families and supporters. 

 

InformMe
Source: National Stroke Foundation
Large comprehensive site, providing access to evidence-based resources for health professionals to improve the delivery of acute stroke care and stroke rehabilitation including the national stroke guidelines. 

 

InformMe: The Chronic Stroke Review Tool
Source: National Stroke Foundation
A set of training modules and an assessment tool for reviewing the ongoing needs of stroke survivors and their carers following their post-stroke rehabilitation.

 

Model of Stroke Care (PDF 1.47MB)
Source: Department of Health, Western Australia
The MSC 2012 is a comprehensive policy document that covers the journey of the stroke survivor beginning at the initial recognition of stroke symptoms, right through to discharge from the hospital into the community, and ongoing management as required.

  

Is it stroke?
Source: The BMJ (Access provided by Western Australian Department of Health Libraries Network)
BMJ article written by Graeme J Hankey and David J Blacker

  

Stroke e-learning module, WA Centre for Healthy Ageing
Source: WA Centre for Healthy Ageing
This module will provide you with an interactive case study in which you will diagnose, treat and rehabilitate a patient who has experienced an acute stroke.

  

National Stroke Services Frameworks
Source: National Stroke Foundation
The National Stroke Foundation developed these Framework documents to guide service planning, monitoring and improvement of appropriate acute and rehabilitation stroke services.

 

NSF logoResearch Grants - NSF
Source: National Stroke Foundation
Each year the Stroke Foundation funds grants for stroke-related research.

 

Clinical guidelines for stroke prevention and management
Source: National Stroke Foundation
The Stroke Foundation developed the Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management to provide a series of evidence-based recommendations for the management of stroke.

 

Australian Stroke Coalition
The Australian Stroke Coalition (ASC) is an alliance of organisations and groups working in the stroke field, including clinical networks, professional organisations and colleges.

  

Australiasian Stroke Trials Network
The ASTN is the key body in promoting, facilitating and coordinating both commercially-sponsored and investigator-initiated stroke trials in Australasia.

 


Stroke Training for Health Social Care Staff (NHS Scotland)
Source: NHS Scotland
The Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs) Project was commissioned by the Scottish Government to produce an e-learning resource which would enhance the educational opportunities for health and social care staff working with people affected by stroke.

 

Stroke Advancing Modules (NHS Scotland)
Source: NHS Scotland
This e-learning resource provides a set of ‘Advancing Modules’ which builds on the core knowledge and skills covered by the Scottish NHS's Stroke Core Competencies.

 

Stroke Competency Toolkit (SCoT) (NHS Scotland)
Source: NHS Scotland
The Stroke Competency Toolkit (SCoT) is a free Continuing Professional Development (CPD) resource, specific to stroke care and is based on the NHS Education (NES) Stroke Core Competencies (2005).

  

Australian Research Review - Stroke
This Review features key medical articles from global stroke journals covering topics such as neuromuscular diseases, neuromuscular disorders, peripheral neurology, autoimmune nervous system diseases. Earn CPD credits.

 

The Internet Stroke Centre
An independent web resource for information about stroke care and research (Dallas, US).

  

Acute Stroke Clinical Standard (June 2015)
Source: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care 
The Acute Stroke Clinical Care Standard provides guidance to clinicians and health service managers on delivering appropriate care to people with an acute stroke.

  

Stroke Society of Australia
The Stroke Society of Australasia (SSA) was formed in 1989 by clinicians and researchers endeavouring to tackle the enormous burden of stroke in our community. 

  

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
Scotland's health charity with a mission to improve the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness, through medical research, influencing public policy, advice and information and support in the community. Provides access to a number of resources relevant to health professionals.