South of England Acquired Brain Injury Forum

Events and Meetings

SEABIF Meeting 13.09.2018 – outcome

Posted by on Sep 22, 2018 in Events and Meetings |

The Forum met on Thursday, 13th September 2018, and was chaired by James Glasper of the Steering Group. The guest speaker was Colonel John Etherington CBE who talked about rehabilitation in the terms of the contrast between the Military and the NHS. The Forum discussed the learning outcomes of the two approaches and how brain injury services could be funded. The Forum reviewed the paper produced by NR Times on the debate held in Parliament in June 2018 on Acquired Brain Injury of which can be...

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Description of the role of persons that an individual with brain injury may encounter

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Events and Meetings |

The below offers a description of the role of persons that an individual with brain injury may encounter: Medical involvement: • Neurologist Neurologists are doctors who specialise in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders that affect the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system (nerves and muscles which activate movement and transmit sensation from all parts of the body to the brain). • Neurosurgeon A neurosurgeon is a physician who specialises...

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Rehabilitation Prescription – a discussion

Posted by on Apr 8, 2018 in Events and Meetings |

On 15th March 2018 at the SEABIF meeting the “Rehabilitation Prescription” (RP) was discussed. The “RP” is intended to support the rehabilitation needs of the brain injury survivor post discharge from hospital. The forum identified the following blocks to the “RP”- 1. Not consistently provided to individuals or GP; 2. It takes a clinician a long time to do a “RP”. It was disheartening to later learn that other professionals did not use the...

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Lobbying Reception on 9th May 2018 hosted by Chris Bryant MP

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 in Events and Meetings |

The United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) are raising awareness that Chris Bryant MP, is hosting a lobbying reception to take place on 9th May 2018 from 12.30 to 2pm in the Palace of Westminster. This is for brain injury survivors to meet with their MPs, to tell their story and discuss some of the issues. UKABIF would like to contact brain injury survivors to see if they would like to contact their MP and attend this event. The below links through to the UKABIF website that under...

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