OSRU providing quality care results in an A Grade audit

OSRU providing quality care results in an A Grade audit

An innovative Oxford Health service that helps people regain their mobility and independence has received top marks from a national healthcare quality organisation.

The Oxfordshire Stroke Rehabilitation Unit (OSRU) has received the highest ‘A’ rating for its work from the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) following a recent inspection.

The aim of SSNAP is to provide information to clinicians, commissioners, patients, and the public on how well stroke care is being delivered so it can be used as a tool to improve the quality of care.

Everyone who works at OSRU has worked extremely hard over the past few years to develop the service into a high performing multidisciplinary rehabilitation unit and this status achievement is a great result for the team.

Emma Garratt, clinical lead physiotherapist for OSRU, said: “Achieving an A rating in the national audit programme is a fitting testament to the hard work of our teams over the past few years, particularly given the additional challenges of the past year.

“As a service we are passionate about providing compassionate, evidence-based rehabilitation, and it is great to see our efforts rewarded by the new national grading. Congratulations to all the staff working at OSRU.”

SSNAP provide an overview of the quality of care and rehabilitation being delivered by stroke services across England. They measure both the processes of care (clinical audit) provided to stroke patients, as well as the structure of stroke services (organisational audit) against evidence-based standards, including the 2016 National Clinical Guideline for Stroke.

Published: 30 June 2021