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Stroke Rehabilitation Services - Engagement


The three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) covering County Durham and Darlington are looking to gather the views from patients who have experienced a stroke and / or their families/carers, to help us to provide a service that delivers care closer to home where possible and more continuity of care. 

The review is looking at the current pathway which includes the specialist stroke rehabilitation provision at Bishop Auckland Hospital, as well as rehabilitation provision outside the hospital in the community.

The engagement activity will begin on Thursday 4th October until Friday 9th November and will include speaking to patients who are currently on the stroke wards at Bishop Auckland Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham and those who have recently been discharged.

We will also be attending established stroke groups within the community to talk to stroke survivors to gather feedback on their experiences. We will be discussing options around new ways of providing care to stroke patients which would enhance their experience.

If you have recently experienced a stroke or are a family member/carer for someone who has, and would like give your views on your experience of the rehabilitation services, please click the link to take part in a survey:


If you need assistance in completing the survey, would like a paper copy or require the survey in an alternative format, please contact Tina Balbach on 0191 371 3245 or email:

If you would prefer to print out the survey please use the link below. Please bear in mind that it version is 22 pages long.

Stroke Rehabilitation Survey

General Practice Data for Planning and Research Opt-out

NHS Digital has been collecting data from GPs through its trusted General Practice Extraction Service. This system is now being replaced with their new General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GDGPR) service, a broader general-purpose collection which will enable faster access to pseudoonymised patient data for planners and researchers.

More information about the service can be found on NHS Digital's website .

Opting Out

If you don't want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for you own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out or a National Data Opt-out or both. These opt-outs are different and they are explained in more detail on the NHS digital website .  Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using either option

The type 1 opt-out for can be downloaded from our website Type 1 Opt out Form

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