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The sources below offer information related to cerebrovascular disease and stroke. Most of these sources are external to ISD and we cannot guarantee the content or accessibility of these external web sites.

Scottish Stroke Care Audit Website - see under Related ISD Websites section.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland
The Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland is one of Scotland's leading medical charities. They fund research into all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and the social impact of chest, heart and stroke illness.

National Records of Scotland
NRS maintain the database of death registrations and publish their annual report online , including mortality from cerebrovascular heart disease and stroke. See also their most recent annual report Scotland's Population 2014 for details.

NHS Health Scotland is a Special Health Board providing a national focus for improving health.
Take Life On (formerly Healthy Living)

NHS Health Improvement Scotland (NHS HIS)
NHS HIS (formerly NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (QIS)) provide advice and guidance on effective clinical practice, drive and support quality improvements and assess the performance of NHSScotland.

Scottish Government - see Background and Policy section under 'Policy Context'. One of their campaigns relating to healthy living, including heart disease prevention, is Take Life On .

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) SIGN published their guideline no.64 "Management of patients with stroke" in November 2002 with an update in 2006. A further guideline no.108 "Management of patients with stroke or TIA" was published in December 2008. In June 2010, two new guidelines were published in relation to stroke care: Guideline no.118 "Management of patients with stroke: rehabilitation, prevention and management of complications, and discharge planning" now supersedes guidelines no.64. Guideline no.119 "Management of patients with stroke: identification and management of dysphagia" focuses on patients with difficulty in swallowing, which may be a potentially serious complication of stroke. The SIGN web site offers access to PDF versions of the full guidelines and their respective quick reference guides.

Scottish Public Health Observatory (SCOTPHO) - this is a collaboration let by ISD Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and includes the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, National Records of Scotland and Health Protection Scotland. ScotPHO produce statistics for cerebrovascular disease and stroke in their health wellbeing and disease webpages More detailed data on indicators for cerebrovascular disease and stroke, including charts at health board and council level, can be found in the online profiles for health and wellbeing and older people.


UK Comparisons

Hospital activity data relating to CHD in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are available separately. Please note that these figures are sometimes not directly comparable with published data from Scotland due to differences in recording and definitions. Prior to making comparisons, please check the definitions carefully for each of the sources.

England: NHS Hospital Episode Statistics (HES)

Wales: Health and care statistics

Northern Ireland: Hospital Statistics & Research

Mortality from specific causes, including heart disease, in England and Wales is available from the Office for National Statistics

International Comparisons

ScotPHO have added Scottish data to the World Health Organisation (WHO) European Health for All Database. Regular updates are presented in the Scotland and European Health for All (HfA) Database, the most recent update being 2012. This compares about 500 indicators on health and well being, including heart disease.

WHO also produce an Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke. Of particular relevance are parts 3 and 6.

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