This research study was a clinical trial to determine whether a Paramedic Acute Stroke Treatment Assessment (PASTA) pathway can speed up access to emergency stroke treatments, especially thrombolysis treatment, and so improve recovery after stroke.  The study ran for 3 years in three geographical areas in the UK – North East England, North West England and Wales.

The study trial protocol has now been published and can be accessed here: 

https://trialsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13063-018-3144-z 

Participating Ambulance Services:

North East  Ambulance Service
North West  Ambulance Service
Welsh  Ambulance Service

Visit the Trial website for more information