Date lodged: 29 August 2016
To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the Scottish Stroke Care Audit was renamed as the Scottish Stroke Improvement Programme.
Answered by: Shona Robison 26 September 2016
The Scottish Stroke Care Audit (SSCA) is managed by Information and Statistics Division (ISD) Scotland under that name. The Scottish Stroke Care Audit Annual Report was renamed as the Scottish Stroke Improvement Programme Report to reflect the inclusion of reporting on the quality improvement priorities in the Stroke Improvement Plan (2014) in addition to the stroke data measured against the Scottish Stroke Standards. Reporting on the actions in the Stroke Improvement Plan are closely monitored by the National Advisory Committee for Stroke.