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Plain Language Summary reports​

SSNAP Plain Language Summary (PLS) Reports show how well hospitals treat stroke patients.

The information is written in a way that is easy to understand.

Annual Report

To download our NEW plain language summary version of the SSNAP annual report 2023 please click here

Quarterly Easy Access Version (EAV) reports

SSNAP assess 10 measures of stroke care.

SSNAP EAV reports explain the 10 measures of care in a simple and structured way.

Maps show the results for each measure across the England, Wales, & Northern Ireland.


Every 3 months, SSNAP produce a national EAV report (for all patients in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland).

How do I access EAV reports?

Please note:
SSNAP did not report hospital scores during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This means that SSNAP did not produce EAV reports between October 2019 - March 2021.

To download EAV reports:
  • go to the SSNAP national results page
  • select the time period of interest in the dropdown box.
How did SSNAP develop EAVs/PLSs?

SSNAP reports were developed with:
  • patient groups
  • stroke survivors from the SSNAP steering group,
  • Speakeasy (a charity that supports people with communication difficulties like aphasia)
The report layouts, colours, symbols, and text size were discussed with stroke survivors.

As a result, SSNAP reports can be read by patients with aphasia, and their families and carers.

More detailed SSNAP reports are also available from the results area of the website. 

Find us

Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme
Kings College London
Addison House
Guy's Campus


0116 464 9901