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Rapid Access TIA Clinic (Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
Contact: Jane Shemilt - Nurse Lead for TIA and Stroke Sister / Rebecca Mitchell - Stroke Sister
Address: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust
Colney Lane


TIA is often referred to as a mini stroke and is a temporary interruption in the blood supply to the brain. The symptoms are the same as those of a stroke but the difference is that they will be fully resolved within 24 hours and sometimes only last for a few minutes. TIA symptoms include:

* Weakness of a hand, arm, or leg
* Difficulties with speech
* Difficulties with swallowing
* Brief loss of vision, or double vision

TIAs are important as they present a warning sign of a possible impending stroke. Therefore, it is important to visit your GP immediately in order to investigate this group of patients urgently to find out the reasons for the TIA and start on the correct treatment to prevent a full blown stroke. A referral is required from your GP and all patients are categorised according to a risk evaluation tool. Our aim is to provide an appointment within 24 hours for high risk group and see the low risk referrals within 5-7 days.

Interpretation and translation services can be arranged by staff, for users of this service.

An information leaflet about the service and other patient leaflets are available.

Age Range: 18 and over
Related Services: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Contacts and Communications (Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
Stroke Prevention (TIA) Clinic (Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust)
Referral Procedure: Referral is via Health Professional only.
Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 08:30 a.m - 17:00 p.m
NB- weekend service -please send referral and contact the stroke alert nurse for High Risk referrals.
Parking and Transport: - Onsite parking available; multi storey car park open there are fees or costs involved etc. If no onsite parking, nearest alternative Park and Ride at Costessey.
- Disabled access; disabled spaces available,
- Site accessible by public and / or community transport.
Access and Facilities: Main entrance, lifts and toilet facilities are well signposted and wheelchair accessible.
Compliments / Complaints: The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can listen to your issues, concerns, compliments or suggestions, resolve problems where possible, and feed back to services to aid service development.
To provide feedback about a Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals (NNUH) service, please contact the PALS team on 01603 289036 or 01603 289045, or by email.
Locations Served: All Norfolk and Waveney, Cambridge & Fenland
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Last updated: 01/02/2023    Last full review: 01/02/2023

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