A 24-hour stroke service in north London has been launched at University College London Hospitals foundation trust in a joint initiative with the Whittington Hospital trust.

Neurologists from the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery will be available to University College Hospital around the clock to deliver thrombolysis - a clot-busting treatment. The service is in line with junior health minister Lord Darzi's strategy for 24-hour acute stroke care detailed in Healthcare for London: a framework for action.