9 May 2012

RCGP Response to Stroke Association Report -  Struggling to Recover

RCGP Chair Dr Clare Gerada said:

"People affected by stroke have every right to expect high quality care following treatment in hospital, and the RCGP is concerned that this has not been the case for the respondents of this survey.

"GPs work hard to provide the best possible care to their patients and the communities they serve but more and more care is being pushed into community settings without increasing resources to meet these needs. Until this is addressed, not just with money, but with time and people, then the challenge facing GPs and other healthcare professionals will only become more difficult."

Further information

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