Here we provide information about aspects of ABI which we think should be of interest to professionals working in the field of brain injury and more generally.

We are particularly concerned about the continuing variability across London regarding access to specialist brain injury and neuro-rehabilitation services.

About Brain Injury, Prevalence and Costs to Society

An Acquired Brain Injury is a non-degenerative injury to the brain that has occurred since birth.

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Effects of Brain Injury on the person and family

A serious brain injury – from whatever cause – can be life-changing for the individual and their family and friends.

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Why rehabilitation?

To achieve the best level of recovery, people will – as appropriate – need specialist rehabilitation and support services across the whole care pathway – that is, starting at the acute stage, then as an inpatient, and later in the community.

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Has Your Patient had a Brain Injury?

A factsheet to assist diagnosis and management of brain injuries.     Download the factsheet as a pdf here: Has your…

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Major Trauma Centres

The London Major Trauma system – established in 2010 – https://emergencylondon.wordpress.com
/2013/12/21/londons-trauma-system/ – is a major advance in the way that acute services are delivered

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Specialised inpatient neurological rehabilitation

Specialised inpatient neurological rehabilitation is commissioned by NHS England through specific Local Area Teams.

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Community rehabilitation and support services

There continues to be a major concern relating to rehabilitation and support services in the community, which will need to be long-term – often life-long – for a significant proportion of those sustaining a brain injury.

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Specialist vocational/occupational rehabilitation services

Returning to work is very important for people after a brain injury, either to their previous employment or, if this is not possible, in some other form of productive activity.

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Other support in the community

Key aspects are the role of GPs, the voluntary sector and, where needed, supported/residential accommodation.

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