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:
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.
- Dr Don Sims, Consultant Stroke Physician/Stroke Medicine
- Dr Jattinder Khaira, Consultant Stroke Physician/General Medicine
Community clinical lead
- Carron Sintler, Consultant Physiotherapist for Stroke Services
- Fozia Ikram-Bashir, Senior Manager
- Lyn Cooper-Yeung, Project Manager
- Kieran Douglas, Project Support Officer
For all enquires please email the West Midlands ISDN.
Last reviewed: 19 January 2023