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SSNAP Clinical Audit

Overview

The clinical audit collects a minimum dataset for stroke patients in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in every acute hospital, and follows the pathway through recovery, rehabilitation, and outcomes at the point of 6 month assessment. It is the only national stroke register in the world to collect longitudinal data on the processes and outcomes of stroke care up to six months post stroke. Every year data from approximately 85,000 patients are submitted to the audit webtool for analysis, representing over 90% of all stroke hospital admissions in the NHS.

The aims of the SSNAP clinical audit are:
  • to benchmark services regionally and nationally
  • to monitor progress against a background of organisational change to stroke services and more generally in the NHS
  • to support clinicians in identifying where improvements are needed, planning for and lobbying for change and celebrating success
  • to empower patients to ask searching questions
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