The UK has “made great strides with stroke, heart disease and cancer in recent years. However, despite the considerable gains in developing stroke units and falling mortality rates, there remains much to be done to bring stroke services in line with those for cancer and heart disease.”

— UK Health Secretary Alan Johnson describing a National Health Service plan to provide anyone in a higher-risk group who suffers a minor stroke with an MRI scan within 24 hours of the event, “New UK stroke strategy adds £105M for training, awareness,” pp. 1, 8.

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