Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)

4: Specialist care


This activity explores the knowledge and skills required to enable health and social care staff to recognise the impact that specialist care has on how a person may recover from their stroke.

Learning point:

  • Identify the reasons why stroke care within a specialised stroke unit results in better outcomes than care within a non-specialised environment

This module is undergoing a full review and update: November 2020.



Stroke Unit Trialists’ Collaboration (2007). Organised inpatient (stroke unit) care for stroke.
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2007 Oct 17;(4)
:CD000197. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD000197.pub2.

Page last reviewed: 20 Nov 2020