£72,000 award to help improve stroke patient care

A new project to extend the amount of treatments a paramedic can deliver to a suspected stroke patient before arrival at hospital has been given the go-ahead. The 12-month initiative is aimed at improving paramedics' knowledge of stroke patients, helping them to deliver more treatments at the scene. Professor Bruce Keogh's Urgent and Emergency Care Review, published in January 2013, recommended that ambulance crews be given the ability to make their own independent interventions on stroke ...