NHS VR toolkit for stroke patients

The NHS has produced a the following interactive toolkit to help support people back to work after a stroke.   

This toolkit provides a comprehensive overview of vocational rehabilitation (VR) and includes:

  • Background to VR for people following stroke
  • Key clinical standards and guidance documents Commissioning VR services
  • Step-by-step guidance on the process of how to:
    • start the conversation about work
    • support individuals to return to work or studies
    • support individuals out of work
    • support individuals to find alternative employment
  • Case studies which illustrate key aspects of the process
  • Tools and templates;
  • Links to resources for stroke survivors, employers and clinicians
  • Links to further elearning resources

There are also sections on:

  • Audit and outcome measures
  • Commissioning VR services

Click on the box below to download the toolkit.  You can also watch the main summary slides here



  • This is also available on our Work & Health Learning and Development Hub - CLICK HERE.
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