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The Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) is the single source of stroke data in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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SSNAP Data at ESOC 2018

SSNAP data has been widely used at the European Stroke Conference 2018 in Gothenburg. Presentations from Georgina Meredith, George Dunn, Victoria McCurran and Walter Muruet Gutierrez all used SSNAP data to advance research in stroke.

George Dunn wins Paola de Rango award: George Dunn from the SSNAP team won this award at ESOC for high quality research on stroke in women. This would not be possible without SSNAP data.
SSNAP Annual Report: SSNAP’s fourth annual report titled “Rising to the Challenge” highlights the improvements made in stroke care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland over the past four years. Find out more
New DIY Tool: The new 4.3 version of the DIY Analysis tool is now available. The DIY tool provides teams with SSNAP data analysis for a range of key measures. To access go login to the website and go to support>DIY analysis tools
 
Encrypted exports: From 14 March 2018 it will only be possible to export encrypted files from SSNAP in order to comply with IG and data protection law and regulations for patient identifiable data. 3rd party decryption software such as 7-zip will be needed for this. A guide for installing and using 7-Zip can be found here.
Info for patients: SSNAP has a wealth of information and resources relevant to patients and carers available here.
 
SSNAP Governance: Information on SSNAP’s current contract, funding arrangements, IG protocols and data protection, steering group and audit design are available here.
Health Economics: Over the past 3 years the SSNAP team, in collaboration with NHS England, have pursued an ambitious research project to derive and report patient-level estimates on the cost of stroke care. Find out more

Links to other websites

Patient and carer support: The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke and offer support services to people with stroke and their families.

Information on blood pressure management: High Blood pressure is one of the conditions that cause Stroke, for information and resources on blood pressure care visit the British Hypertension Society & The British Heart Foundation websites

Information on Atrial fibrillation (AF) management: AF (an irregular heartbeat) is one of the leading causes of stroke. The ‘Know your Pulse’ campaign offers practical advice on how to check your pulse and provides other important information on managing AF.

British Association of Stroke Physicians (BASP): BASP helps to promote better care for people with stroke in the UK. Their website includes a patient and carer page which includes useful information on stroke care management.

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