Tag Archives: stroke

Staff shortages affecting NHS stroke services

Two reports published today from the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) show that despite steady progress in the care of stroke patients in the UK, there are still major shortages of both nurses and doctors.

More stroke patients could benefit from thrombolytic treatment

Many more stroke patients could benefit from thrombolytic treatment (the use of drugs to break up or dissolve blood clots), but it needs to be administered as quickly as possible after the first signs of illness, according to new findings from the largest meta-analysis to date investigating the clot-busting drug alteplase.