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CHSS Stroke National Training & Education

This section is for healthcare professionals who wish to undertake stroke training. It provides an overview of stroke Sheena and wendytraining and dates, available nationally. This includes:

The National Stroke Education Facilitator (NSEF)

As from February 2015, the national stroke education facilitator post was created, as a fixed term post for 2 years.

The aim of this post is to support Health Boards across Scotland and their networks e.g. stroke Managed Clinical Networks and education groups in relation to national priorities around education.

This includes:

  • Identification of key education priorities in each Health Board region, as part of the Stroke Improvement Plan.
  • Collation of local and national data sets around the agreed education components, in the stroke education template, and from this identifying key training priorities nationally and locally for acute stroke unit nursing staff
  • Supporting and facilitating training for identified training priorities, in particular in those Health Board regions without a local stroke education facilitator.

The post involves working closely with:

  • The National Stroke Improvement Lead
  • Health and Social care staff
  • Managed Clinical Networks, clinical leads and education sub groups in all Health Boards
  • CHSS education team, including the stroke education facilitators that are in post in 5 Health Board regions across Scotland

 Meet the NSEF


Sarah Florida-James (MSc, BSc, MCSP, and HCPC registered) is a Physiotherapist.

Sarah started in this post on the 1st February 2015. She had worked at CHSS since 2013 as the PARCS Project Manager, (PARCS - Person-centred Activities for Respiratory, Cardiac and Stroke conditions). Prior to this she worked in healthcare in the private sector in a management role. She qualified in 2006 and has worked extensively in a variety of sectors including the NHS, private sector and other state organisations and latterly the voluntary sector. She has also worked in education throughout her career and continues as a visiting lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University. She also sits on the NES Physiotherapy Education Advisory Sub- Group.

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