Health Secretary Andrew Lansley
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Follow-up stroke care to be 'improved'

12 January 2011 Last updated at 10:28 GMT

The rehabilitation care of stroke patients in England will receive additional resources according to Health Secretary Andrew Lansley.

The Care Quality Commission reviewed the performance of all 151 primary care trusts, finding gaps in rehabilitation services such as physiotherapy.

Patients often faced delays in being seen, while some areas were failing to provide services altogether, the official health regulator said.