Welcome to the EXTRAS Trial Website

A trial to evaluate an extended rehabilitation service for stroke patients

The EXTRAS trial aims to determine the clinical and cost effectiveness of an extended stroke rehabilitation service. Stroke patients and carers who agree to participate in the trial are randomly allocated to either receive a new extended stroke rehabilitation service or to continue with usual NHS care.  The effectiveness of the new extended rehabilitation service will be evaluated by comparing the health of patients and carers who received the new service with those who received usual NHS care.

The trial is led by Newcastle University and involves 21 NHS Trusts across the UK.

The EXTRAS trial is funded by the NIHR HTA programme.