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West Midlands Integrated Stroke Delivery Network

NHS Long Term Plan

The NHS Long Term Plan (LTP) identified stroke as a clinical priority over the next ten years.

The LTP outlined how Stroke Services can work with partners to improve stroke care along the full pathway from symptom onset to ongoing care. This includes:

  • Prevention
  • Treatment
  • Rehabilitation

The LTP highlighted the need for Integrated Stroke Delivery Networks (ISDNs) to bring people and organisations together to deliver the best possible care for their population.

West Midlands ISDN

The West Midlands ISDN was setup in 2021 and is hosted by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. It includes providers and service commissioners from across the whole stroke pathway.

The West Midlands ISDN is responsible for designing and delivering optimal stroke pathways. This will ensure that more people who experience a stroke receive high-quality specialist care, from pre-hospital, through to rehabilitation and life after a stroke. Pathway development is key to delivering the LTP stroke commitments.

Further information on the work on stroke can be found on the NHS England website.

Clinical lead

  • Dr Jattinder Khaira, Consultant Stroke Physician/General Medicine

Community clinical lead

  • Carron Sintler, Consultant Physiotherapist for Stroke Services

Project team

  • Fozia Ikram-Bashir, Senior Manager
  • Lyn Cooper-Yeung, Project Manager

More information

For all enquires please email the West Midlands ISDN.

Last reviewed: 10 August 2023