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Joined-up working required for effective stroke rehab services

A multidisciplinary team including health and social care professionals is essential for an effective stroke rehabilitation service, according to NICE.

Stroke is a major health problem in the UK. Each year an estimated 150,000 people have a stroke - equivalent to one person every five minutes.

In its first clinical guideline on stroke rehabilitation, NICE says that people with disability after stroke should receive rehabilitation in a dedicated stroke inpatient unit, and subsequently from a specialist stroke team within the community.