COVID-19 Resources and Guidance

We encourage you to use up-to-date, authoritative information. Below, we have listed some of the websites that provide national information that is relevant to you and your clinical practice.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, rapid changes are needed if people with stroke are to continue to receive sustainable high-quality stroke care. There is an immediate need to minimise face-to-face interactions between patients and healthcare professionals through alternative models of care – such as remote decision support for thrombolysis and virtual assessment of TIA patients. Adapting stroke services during the COVID-19 pandemic: an implementation guide has been developed by three stroke physicians in the UK – Professor Gary Ford, Dr David Hargroves and Dr Deb Lowe – to provide practical and pragmatic guidance from clinicians who have been tackling these issues since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Guidance for health professionals from the UK Government

Guidance for infection prevention and control in healthcare settings, developed jointly by England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

COVID-19 outbreak information from WHO

Speciality guides for stroke patient management during the coronavirus pandemic – updated 16 April 2020

Northern Ireland Stroke Network Guidance for Health and Social Care professionals during the COVID-19 Pandemic

NHS Scotland clinical guidance for TIA and stroke management during the COVID19 pandemic