Indonesia- NHS England Stroke Care Workforce Collaboration

The Indonesia-NHS England Stroke Care Workforce Collaboration is now moving into its second year. Building on the success of the first year of the collaboration, the collaboration will have focus on strategic advice and implementation support with particular emphasis on areas around leadership, service, workforce, training and education. Activities across 2024 – 2025 will involve individuals and teams in Jakarta and South Sumatra and will include: 

  • Initial workshops & vision setting 
  • Action Learning Sets 
  • Community of Practice/Supported Networks by Staff Group 
  • E-learning module, FACTS 
  • End of programme showcase webinars 

Feedback from Indonesian stakeholders on the first year of the programme noted the programme was “invaluable and will undoubtedly contribute significantly to our ongoing efforts in healthcare”. 

NHS England were commissioned by the British Embassy in Jakarta to develop the Indonesia – NHS England Stroke Care Workforce Collaboration starting in 2023. This collaboration is delivering a programme of work focused on stroke care service design, workforce, training and education in Indonesia.   

Stroke Care was identified as the area for collaboration as it is a priority clinical area for both countries. Stroke is a major cause of death and disability in Indonesia. Compared to other countries in Southeast Asia, Indonesia has the highest age and sex standardized mortality and disability-adjusted life years lost. Stroke is the 3rd largest area of spend from the national insurance system. In England, Stroke is the largest source of adult neurological disability and the 4th largest cause of death. However, mortality from stroke has almost halved over the last 20 years; driven by organised stroke unit care, research driven improvements in therapies. 

NHS England are drawing on the experience in stroke care and workforce, training and education activity in England more broadly, considering both successes and challenges, to provide Indonesia with relevant expert input on how it can use workforce development to improve Stroke outcomes in Indonesia, which will result in a reduction in death and disability.  

The first-year activities of the Indonesia-NHS England Stroke Care Workforce Collaboration include:  

  • Concise management report with recommendations on how Indonesia can improve Stroke outcomes with a focus on workforce, training and education.   

Implementation Support 

  • Technical working groups advising on Stroke-focused nursing and primary care curricula   
  • Potential for contextualisation and translation of e-learning module, Fundamentals of Acute Care and Treatment in Stroke