FAST

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Dear North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust,

Please could you provide me with the following information.
1. What medical assessment tool is used to confirm patients are suffering with a stroke?
2. What is the clinical research for the use of this tool?
3. How many calls for a suspected stroke does the trust receive a year?
4.What date did the trust first start using the FAST tool?
5. How many FAST assessments are carried out per year?

Yours faithfully,

[Name Removed]

Ian Campbell, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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Dear Mr [name removed]

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Dear Mr [name removed]

Please find attached our response to your FOI request.

Yours sincerely

Ian Campbell

DP and FOI Co-ordinator



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