Priority 18 Stroke Rehabilitation and Long-term Care

UNCERTAINTY: How can training for healthcare professionals be made the same to ensure the best outcomes for all stroke survivors and their carers? (JLA PSP Priority 18)
Overall ranking 18
JLA question ID 0106/18b
Explanatory note

A huge range of healthcare professionals work with stroke survivors, and in various healthcare settings. Stroke is an extremely complex condition as each person is effected differently depending on the area of the brain affected, type of stroke and size of the damaged brain area therefore treatment needs vary dramatically. Personal and social factors can also impact care needs. Each healthcare professional has a role in delivering effective, person-centred care enabling people affected by stroke to rebuild their lives. Training of healthcare professionals is core to facilitating this. However, there is limited evidence around the most effective ways to deliver training to the various healthcare professionals that may be involved in stroke care.  


No evidence identified 

Health Research Classification System category Stroke
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Why do GPs not take you seriously if you are younger and present with stroke symptoms? ~  Why do young people get taken less serious when having a stroke? All symptoms may not be present but despite saying I thought it was a stroke I was dismissed and later found out it was indeed a stroke.  ~ Are GPs kept up to date with the latest methods for dealing with stroke?  ~ How could emergency care providers and responders be better trained to consider that a person might be having a stroke even if they pass the FAST test? 
Submitted by

Stroke Survivor x 22, Carer x 4, Health/social care professional x 5, Research Recommendations x 3, Not stated x 3

PSP information
PSP unique ID 0106
PSP name Stroke Rehabilitation and Long-term Care
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 93  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 19/20th April 2021