An overview of improvements to stroke care in Greater Manchester

Improvements to stroke care in our region have been driven through managed networks; initially the Strategic Clinical Network and since 2015 via the Operational Delivery Network (ODN). You can read our FAQ here.

There is also an NHS England document on reconfiguration of services plus appendices.

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Improving community rehabilitation services

Community rehabilitation is hugely variable in our region and provided via different models of care (i.e. Early Supported Discharge (ESD), Community Neuro Rehabilitation or Community Stroke teams). A few areas have no specialist services at all. (more…)

Improving rehabilitation care

Rehabilitation is an important phase of recovery after a stroke, generally commencing in hospital and continuing when a patient is discharged home.

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Involving patients and carers

The involvement of stroke survivors and carers is a key element of our vision and strategy. Meaningful involvement and engagement ensures that patient and carer experiences and views are clearly heard and influence care provided as part of the Greater Manchester stroke pathway. (more…)

Measuring the quality of stroke care to improve outcomes

Outcome measures help demonstrate changes in the health of an individual, group or population which is attributable to an intervention. It is important that we measure the outcomes of the stroke care provided in our region to help us understand how we can make further improvements. (more…)

Our strategy

The ODN has a strategy approved and overseen by our Board. Work to achieve the aims of the strategy is managed through our Clinical Effectiveness Group and other Subgroups that support the network.