Prepared by the Paediatric Stroke Working Group
Stroke in childhood
Clinical guidelines for diagnosis,
management and rehabilitation
& Evaluation Unit
ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS
The Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit
The Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit (CEEU) of the Royal College of Physicians has expertise in the
develoment of evidence-based guidelines and the organising and reporting of multicentre comparative
performance data. The work programme is collaborative and multiprofessional, involving the relevant
specialist societies and patient groups, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the
Healthcare Commission. The CEEU is self-financing with funding from national health service bodies, the
Royal College of Physicians, charities and other organisations.
The development of these guidelines was supported by funding from a variety of sources including: The
Stroke Association, Different Strokes, Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck Sharp & Dohme, and Sanofi-Synthelabo
& Bristol-Myers Squibb.
The Royal College of Physicians is also pleased to acknowledge a grant from The Haymills Charitable Trust
towards the cost of designing and printing the guidelines.
Design by Merriton Sharp, London.
The cover photograph, of a young boy who suffered a stroke at 15 months but who has made an almost
complete recovery, is used by kind permission of Derek and Jane Walker and Different Strokes.
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