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Neurorehabilitation Services Continue To Be Inadequate : Evidence Mounts But Still No Action

MPs at today’s Westminster debate on Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), heard Chris Bryant MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on ABI highlight the poor state of UK neurorehabilitation services, with only 40% of individuals in Major Trauma Centres receiving specialist in-patient neurorehabilitation, a shortfall of 330 beds, and a lack of health professionals including consultants in rehabilitation medicine.

In September 2018 the APPG on ABI published a report ‘Acquired Brain Injury and Neurorehabilitation – Time for Change’ which called for immediate action to address the issues surrounding neurorehabilitation for children, young people and adults with ABI in the UK.

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Westminster Hall Debate 2nd July 2019

Chris Bryant, MP has secured a debate on acquired brain injury in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 2nd July from 9.30am to 11am. MPs from all parties will take part in the debate and will ask the government’s Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health, Seema Kennedy to respond. You can watch the debate on parliament TV by clicking here


Thank you again to Chris Bryant, MP for providing a platform for people to raise issues concerning acquired brain injury.

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