Dear colleagues

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in Europe, and the burden of stroke is expected to increase. Based on this fact a Pan-European Consensus Meeting on Stroke Management was held in 1995 in Helsingborg, Sweden, to examine the evidence-based knowledge and set targets for the next ten years in the management of stroke. In 2006, a second Consensus Conference was held in Helsingborg to update the evidence in stroke care, and to set new targets. This second conference was arranged by the International Society of Internal Medicine, endorsed by the European Stroke Council and the International Stroke Society, and co-sponsored by the WHO Regional Office for Europe. It was arranged in collaboration with the European Region of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy and the European Association of Neuroscience Nurses and Ann-Cathrin Jönsson, secretary of the EANN executive committee represented the EANN at the Conference. At the final plenary session, the participants adopted the Helsingborg Declaration 2006 on the European Stroke Strategies (ESS), and the participants agreed upon the Helsingborg Declaration Goals for 2015.

Now we are proud that a survey of clinical nursing practice in eleven European countries in accordance with the European Stroke Strategies was carried out by the EANN Research Committee (Zeliha Tulek, Ingrid Poulsen, Katrin Gillis, Ann-Cathrin Jönsson) and accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Nursing. You can access the abstract of our article from the PubMed entitled Nursing care for stroke patients: A survey of current practice in eleven European countries. J Clin Nurs. 2017 Aug 17. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14017.

As European neuroscience nurses, we wish to conduct studies to improve our practice. Please keep in touch to contribute to our surveys.