Community Nursing Award finalist: Erika Frohlick

Community Nursing Award finalist: Erika Frohlick

Stroke specialist nurse and supported discharge coordinator, CSH Surrey

Erika introduced Life after Stroke workshops to support survivors and their relatives who felt isolated following discharge. Participants influence the two-hour workshops agenda by sharing experiences relating to mobility, diet and nutrition, speech and continence. Sessions cover occupational therapy, depression and fatigue. She encourages networking to build peer support, and relatives and friends are invited. Since 2013 Erika has supported nearly 400 stroke survivors and their families, carers and friends. An evaluation showed 93% of participants found the sessions very useful and 76% had a better understanding of how to manage their condition. Attendees report feeling better supported and empowered to deal with life after stroke.

Picture credit: Barney Newman

The Community Nursing Award is supported by Primary Health Care and sponsored by Superdrug.



Superdrugs purpose is simply to be the best in everyday accessible beauty and health. Superdrug has an estate of more than 800 stores, and employs 12,500 colleagues. At the moment, 200 stores have pharmacies, with pharmacy consulting rooms. Superdrug also has 24 stores with nurse clinics offering health checks, travel vaccinations and much more. The health and wellbeing offering ensures that Superdrug customers receive accessible, professional advice, always given in a friendly and confidential environment. Health care is an integral part of Superdrugs business, and it is committed to offer customers the best service and advice on the high street. Find out more at