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For better health and social care

Help Improve Stroke Services


If you have ever been treated for a stroke at hospital your experience could help to improve Stroke services across the country.

Newcastle University’s Stroke Research group is running something called the PEARS (Promoting Effective And Rapid Stroke care) project. Using an online patient and public engagement survey they want to find out what people want from stroke services. The feedback they get from you will be used to shape these services.

The group are particularly interested in Thrombectomy provision (blood clot removal) and the survey covers areas such as travel times, length of stay in hospital and treatment in a local vs specialist hospital. You will be asked to indicate your most and least preferred choices from a number of different options which will help to identify which aspects of stroke services are high priority for those using them. This information will then be shared with the people who are responsible for making sure that stroke services meet the patient need.

If you have any experience using stroke services and would like to make a difference to how they work in future, please follow this link to complete the survey.