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Kika Markham to attend UKABIF Conference

Kika Markham will be doing a short reading from her recently published book, ‘Our Time of Day: My Life with Corin Redgrave’, about her life with actor Corin Redgrave, of the theatrical dynasty at the UKABIF Annual Conference on the 27 November 2014. This will be followed by a Q&A session and presentation of the Awards. Kika will also be signing copies of her book at a drinks reception after the conference sponsored by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors.

‘The odd thing about Corin’s brain injury was when he was on stage it somehow melted away’ commented actress Kika Markham in her recently published book.

Kika Markham, who has had a long career in cinema, television and the theatre, was married for more than 20 years to Corin Redgrave, but a heart attack left him with a brain injury and little awareness of their close relationship.  She describes herself as a reluctant author; her account of Corin’s illness initially began as an aide-memoire for him.  As time went on, she hoped that when he recovered, they might write a book together about his experience of brain injury. That was not to be and Kika’s decision to go ahead was prompted, she says, by the hope that it would help others facing similar difficulties.

Other speakers at this year’s UKABIF Conference include Dr John Etherington, the National Clinical Director for Rehabilitation and Recovering in the Community, NHS England who will outline his plans for rehabilitation and community services in the new NHS, and Dr Michael Dixon, Chair of the NHS Alliance, who will be looking at the challenges and opportunities for integrated commissioning.  Other topics include Best Practice, Capacity, Consent and Risk plus Ethical Dilemmas (See UKABIF 6th Annual Conference 2014 for the full programme.)

The meeting will be of interest to a diverse target audience including all members of the rehabilitation multidisciplinary team, doctors in primary and secondary care, case managers, personal injury lawyers, social care workers, voluntary organisations and care providers.