The Royal College of Physicians has recently published its 2016 ‘National clinical guideline for stroke’ covering every aspect of stroke management.
Over 30 key recommendations are made, including:
- Specialist rehabilitation should be offered in the outpatient setting
- Specialist services should be capable of meeting the specific healthcare needs of people with stroke of all ages
- Therapy should be offered if goals for specific functions and activities can be identified and agreed and the potential for change is likely
- People with walking and mobility problems, including ataxia, should be assessed by neurological therapists experienced in neurological rehabilitation