The new data will complement our current data set and extends the collection to pre-hospital data. Ambulance trusts will be able to complete these key data items for patients they conveyed to hospital and this data will link up with the data submitted by acute teams.
This new data will create a much richer dataset and opportunities for training, education and QI within ambulance trusts. Reporting system-wide indicators will encourage further collaboration in stroke care. The project will improve the data collection of current measures and promote the inter-organisational sharing of data, providing ad added value for patients and all NHS providers of this level of information for training and QI.