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Volume 456: debated on Tuesday 6 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of her Department's stroke strategy. (118602)

The Department is currently working with expert project groups to develop a national stroke strategy to be published for consultation in the summer. As part of this process, we are investigating methods of evaluating stroke services and measuring improvements. We have already issued a tool to help local service providers assess their current effectiveness and to demonstrate how their services can be improved.