Funding for this research was provided by:
Health Services and Delivery Research Programme (160117)
Received: 12 April 2019
Accepted: 23 May 2019
First Online: 13 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval for WP1 was obtained from the University of Nottingham (28 July 2017; Ethics Reference No: 86-1707) as it involves analysis of national stroke audit data. Governance approvals for data access were obtained by application to the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), and a data sharing agreement was signed between HQIP (data controller), the Royal College of Physicians (data provider), and the University of Nottingham (October 2017; Application number: HQUIP 189). Ethical approval for work package 2 was granted by the Nottingham 1 REC Committee (IRAS ID 243066; 18/EM/0160) and the Health Research Authority on 23 July 2018.
: Not applicable
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.