A stroke is a serious, life-threatening condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Urgent treatment is essential to reduce the degree of damage that is likely to be caused by a stroke. Stroke is the third biggest cause of death in the UK and is the largest single cause of disability (SEPHO). Health conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes, as well as lifestyle factors such as smoking, physical inactivity and poor diet can contribute to the risk of stroke.
The figure below shows that for the GP surgeries in NHS Crawley CCG, the QOF prevalence of stroke is below the modelled prevalence.
QOF: 2015/16 (published in November 2016)
Practice Population: GP Practice Population (as at 31st march 2016)
Prevalence Model: Eastern Region Public Health Observatory