The National Stroke Programme has been developed jointly by NHS England and the Stroke Association in consultation with clinical experts and people affected by stroke. Building on the work of the 2007-17 National Stroke Strategy, the programme supports the health and care system to deliver better prevention, treatment and care for the 80,000 people who have a stroke in England each year, and meet the ambitions set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. Information on the programme and the Long Term Plan where stroke has been identified as a national priority, is now available on the Stroke Association website. Integrated care systems (ICSs) and sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) are expected to lead stroke improvement in their area.