New stroke services to be implemented
The governing bodies of the three clinical Commissioning groups (CCGs) that plan and buy health services in Coventry and Warwickshire have approved plans to implement new stroke services.
This decision was taken after full consideration of the outcome of the public consultation which ended on February 2, 2020. Recommendations from the public consultation will be taken into account in the implementation phase of the model.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond. We received a lot of feedback from patients, the public and other interested parties including responses to the online survey, the paper questionnaire or during a series of meetings and events. A total of nine public consultation events and 16 community outreach events took place, and we received 336 completed questionnaires.
This feedback was collated into the Developing stroke Services in Coventry and Warwickshire Public Consultation Report.
Implementation of the new model will be put on hold until the current pressures on the NHS caused by COVID-19 are over.
Thank you for your support throughout this process, which has helped us greatly to shape the final model. We will keep you informed as to when we intend to start the implementation process.
You can find the Public Consultation Report here.
Improving stroke outcomes in Coventry and Warwickshire
NHS Warwickshire North CCG, NHS Coventry and Rugby CCG and NHS South Warwickshire CCG are working together to improve stroke services for those people who have suffered a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA – also sometimes known as a mini-stroke).
The three CCGs are working in partnership with social care commissioners, acute hospital providers and the stroke Association. The scope of the project has been to look at the acute and bedded rehabilitation services.
The key outcomes of the proposed new service will be to:
Ensure fully integrated, end‐to‐end NHS stroke services are commissioned across Coventry and Warwickshire, in line with the national and regional (Midlands and East) stroke specification;
Implement a consistent stroke service and standardised levels of care across the local health economy;
Ensure that stroke services deliver:
- Improved clinical outcomes;
- Improved quality of life outcomes;
- Improved clinical quality of care;
- An excellent patient and Carer experience;
- Ensure equity of service provision, patient outcomes and experience across the region.