The Changing Workforce Programme has been set up to promote new ways of working which will both improve patient care and be more attractive to staff. “New ways of working” covers a variety of approaches to job redesign: new roles may be created or existing roles may be adjusted to include additional responsibilities. These new or changed roles will probably cross traditional demarcations: between individual professions, between registered and support staff, between clinical and non-clinical staff and between health and social care. One of the pilot sites concerns the care of stroke patients. This publication is a compilation of examples of new ways of working in stroke care which have been introduced by a range of providers. The aim is to illustrate how new roles can meet patients’ needs more effectively, while at the same time giving staff more opportunities to develop their skills and experience.