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The Oxford Cognitive screen

The Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS) was developed by researchers from the Oxford Cognitive Health CRF at the Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre

The OCS (Oxford Cognitive Screen) can be delivered at the bedside in acute stroke, is easy to administer and score and is inclusive for patients with aphasia and neglect. It returns a visual snapshot of a patient's cognitive profile which summarises performance across 5 cognitive domains.

In order to help us keep track of the spread of use of this cognitive screen, the test materials are being licensed for use through Oxford University Innovation The test materials' licensing agreement is free of charge for publicly funded clinical and research use, though charges will apply for use by commercial entities.

The Oxford Cognitive Screen should always be made available free of charge to patients.

Please find more specifics on how to administer OCS, including a demonstration video and information on different language versions of OCS on


Key Publications:

Demeyere N, Riddoch MJ, Slavkova ED, Bickerton W-L, & Humphreys GW. (2015). The Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS): Validation of a stroke-specific short cognitive screening tool. Psychological Assessment, 27(3), 883–894.  

Demeyere N, Riddoch MJ, Slavkova ED, Jones K, Reckless I, Mathieson P, & Humphreys GW. (2016) Domain-specific versus generalized cognitive screening in acute stroke. Journal of Neurology263, 306–315.