We are delighted to announce that our Stroke in Primary Care module has received a UK Stroke Forum (UKSF) Quality Mark

29 May 2012

UKSF education and training is supporting the quality assurance of stroke training and education UK wide by assessing courses and events against the recommendations of the Stroke-Specific Education Framework (SSEF).

The SSEF outlines the knowledge, skills and competences that those pursuing a career in stroke specialist care should have.  All training and education is assessed by UKSF reviewers to see if it meets the recommendations of the SSEF. A ‘quality marker’ is then awarded to those meeting standards.

Benefits to health professionals are that any course awarded with the UKSF quality mark are all:
  • Stroke-specific;
  • Consistent with nationally approved frameworks;
  • Current and in line with national recommendations.

Education for Health’s "Stroke in Primary Care" module is useful for Practice Nurses and GPs in particular, giving them the knowledge and skills to identify and assess people at risk from Stroke, as well as ensuring a robust annual review process that supports people who have had a stroke in the longer term.

The on-going support of people who have had a stroke is a challenge identified by the Care Quality Commission in 2011 and the Module’s endorsement by the UK Stroke Forum (UKSF) is timely given the way in which health and social care will be organised in the future to allow for greater inter professional working with the patient at the heart of provision.

Learners who have undertaken this module have included GPs, Practice Nurses and Community Matrons.  Feedback has been very positive; evaluations have shown that all groups of staff found that the module empowers them to work with social care and social services more effectively in the provision of support.

To find out more about Education for Health’s "Stroke in Primary Care" module on the Stroke Forum website, please click on the following link:

http://ukfst.org/courses/88/ alternatively visit the EFH website http://bit.ly/KB3YGW

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