Stroke nurses


Our services are also run in partnership with the local Stroke Managed Clinical Networks (MCNs) and are subject to regular audit and evaluation.

Our nurses are all specialists in the delivery of stroke care and our services are delivered in line with SIGN guidelines, NHS Quality Improvement (QIS) standards and local protocols.

There are CHSS stroke nurses in:

  • NHS Dumfries & Galloway
  • NHS Fife
  • NHS Forth Valley
  • NHS Grampian
  • NHS Highland
  • NHS Lanarkshire
  • NHS Lothian

Who is the stroke nurse?

An experienced Registered Nurse who supports people, following discharge from hospital with a stroke, to achieve their personal goals, within their own capabilities.

The Stroke Nurse also has a key liaison role with statutory and voluntary agencies and will coordinate referrals to specialist services as needed.

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What does the stroke nurse do?

The CHSS Stroke Nurse provides individualised information, advice and support to people affected by a recent diagnosis of Stroke / Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) and their carers.

The amount of contact between nurse and patient / carer varies according to individual needs and the support may last for up to a year after discharge from hospital.


The support offered is also tailored to the individual and may include:

  • home visits
  • telephone contact
  • letters
  • contact by email, text etc
  • nurse–led clinics

"My CHSS nurse has seen me though, what has been quite a difficult and traumatic time, and with the help of his support I am now not only physically fit but also able to cope mentally with what lies ahead."


"A welcome and useful service, a bridge between the hospital environment and being independent at home, useful to be able to talk to an experienced professional who has that bit more time."

Further information

For more information about the stroke nurse service please email stroke nurses.

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