The Stroke-Specific Education Framework (SSEF) consists of 20 Elements – 16 Elements of Care and 4 Elements of Professional Practice – based on the quality markers in the National Stroke Strategy (2007) and related to the stroke strategies in all four UK countries.

Within each Element of Care and Professional Practice, there are key statements that reflect the ‘knowledge and understanding’ and ‘skills and abilities’ a member of staff should possess if they work in that area of stroke care delivery. The SSEF is a freely available resource for anyone interested in stroke care to use.

To self-assess your own knowledge and skills against the framework, please sign up to create your personal SSEF account or, if you already have an account, visit your dashboard.

The 16 Elements of Care

Explore the elements of care by clicking on the boxes below to see a detailed breakdown of the knowledge and skills for each one.

The 4 Elements of Professional Practice

Explore the elements of professional practice by clicking on the boxes below to see a detailed breakdown of the knowledge and skills for each one.