The Stroke work programme  encompasses oversight and clinical leadership of all stroke service reviews across the south east and provision of supporting stroke pathway guidance.  

South East Stroke Standards

The South East Stroke Clinical Advisory Group has reviewed the South East Stroke Standards following the recent publication of the revised RCP Stroke Guideline (2016) and the amended version is now available.

The Sentinel Stroke National Audit programme (SSNAP) TEST

SSNAP is a longitudinal prospective audit which collects a minimum dataset for every stroke patient to measure processes, outcomes (at 6 months) and care in the community.

The 5 stroke indicators from the CCG Outcome Indicators Set are all included within SSNAP, which also provides data for the NICE Quality Standard, the NHS Outcomes Framework, and metrics aligned with those in the Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy. For more information about SSNAP please visit:

Life After Stroke Guidance

The South East Cardiovascular Clinical Network has the pleasure of launching the Life after Stroke Commissioning Guidance for CCGs and Local Authority Commissioners.

This guidance has been developed through the CVD life after Stroke task and finish group which comprised of patients, carers, clinical commissioning group and Local Authority members and voluntary organisations, as well as a wide range of healthcare professions from acute and community trusts, private, and social enterprise providers - all of whom were directly involved in developing and shaping this work.

We hope this information pack will be of use to you, and will ultimately help in the commissioning of Life after Stroke services for patients across SE.