The Stroke Implementation Group was established in 2013 to provide national leadership and support for the provision of effective person-centred stroke care in Wales.
Stroke is the fourth biggest single cause of death in Wales and the leading cause of adult disability.
Each year in Wales, around 7,400 people will have a stroke and many will be left with significant long-term effects on their physical and mental health and well-being. There are currently almost 70,000 stroke survivors living in Wales.
We bring together representatives from primary and secondary care, Welsh Government, NHS informatics and the third sector to drive change and support the work of health boards to improve stroke prevention and treatment services in line with the Welsh Government’s Stroke Delivery Plan.
We work closely with the Neurological Conditions Implementation Group, providing joint funding to expand neurorehabilitation services and expertise across Wales.
We also assess health boards’ progress and manages the funding provided by the Welsh Government to deliver the aims of the stroke delivery plan.